There are three types of membership in the American Council of Learned Societies: Constituent Learned Society, Associate, and Affiliate (see below). All are restricted to organizations.
Affiliates are organizations and institutions, such as the Association of Research Libraries and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, whose goals and purposes are so closely linked to those of ACLS that a formal connection is desirable for both parties. Affiliate members serve to increase the community and the effectiveness of those actively working on behalf of the humanities under the ACLS umbrella.
Affiliate membership offers a formal institutional connection with ACLS, which includes the benefit of working with the Conference of Executive Officers (CEO); ongoing contact with the ACLS staff on matters of interest to the scholarly community; and continued involvement in the crucial network of contacts with which ACLS works. Affiliates are invited to attend the ACLS Annual Meeting and meetings of the CEO, ex officio, at their own expense. They pay an annual membership fee of $1,200.
The Board of Directors approves requests for Affiliate membership. Each applicant is asked to submit a recent annual report and a statement explaining its reasons for seeking affiliation. Applications must be received by September 1.
ACLS Affiliate Members
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
Association of Art Museum Curators
Association of College & Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Center for Research Libraries
Community College Humanities Association
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
Federation of State Humanities Councils
International Society for Third-Sector Research
Phi Beta Kappa