The application process for membership in IRSCL is a two-step process:
Please complete your application, and wait for confirmation from the Membership Secretary, Jean Webb, before paying fees.
To apply for IRSCL membership, please choose the category of membership for which you are applying, and complete the appropriate online membership form. Membership is by calendar year.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are active researchers in the field of children's literature studies. Applications are reviewed by the Board.
Individual members are entitled to the following benefits:
A special discounted rate is available for students and retired faculty members, who are entitled to all of the benefits of individual membership.
To be eligible for membership, a national or regional society must have a constitution, a copy of which they attach to their application, and must provide a national or regional forum for the discussion of issues relating to research in the field of children's literature studies.
Affiliated members are entitled to the following benefits:
Affiliated membership does not carry with it the right to vote in General Membership Meetings.
Institutional membership is for organisations involved with children's literature, such as libraries, research centres, journals, and children's book collections, whose activities are related to the aims of the Society (i.e., research into children's literature, reading, and related fields).
Institutional members are entitled to the following benefits:
Institutional membership does not carry with it the right to vote in General Membership Meetings, nor does it provide access to Board membership.
Once the Membership Secretary has approved your application, she will send you a welcome email message asking you to pay your membership fee.
Membership fees are set in USD and will vary depending on current exchange rates.
Option 1. IRSCL Membership + IRCL Subscription (Print + Online)
Option 2. IRSCL Membership + IRCL Subscription (Online Only)
The IRSCL will consider discounting or waiving fees for individuals and institutions who, due to economic circumstances, cannot pay the full fee. We anticipate that this will concern primarily individuals and institutions from developing countries. Please direct your confidential inquiries to the Membership Secretary via the contact information below:
Dr. Jean Webb
University of Worcester
Worcester, WR2 6AJ