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Awards – Associateship (A.L.A.I. (Associate of the Library Association of Ireland)

A scheme of Associateship was instituted in 1989 to give recognition to the professional status of librarianship. Associateship is open to those members who hold a recognised professional qualification and who meet other criteria as laid down by the LAI.

Downloads Associateship of the Library Association of Ireland (ALAI) (52kb) Regulations governing the scheme of Associateship (59kb) Recognised Qualifications recognised for purposes of Associateship of the LAI (Download pdf file). LAI ALAI application form for Election to the register of Associates (45kb)

The dates for submission of applications in each year are 15 March, 15 July and 15 October. Please submit the following to The Secretary, Education Committee: Professional Standards, Library Association of Ireland, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2

  • Completed application form
  • Outline of Continuing Professional Development (not more than 500 words)
  • Supporting relevant documentation
  • Current fee

A mentoring scheme is available for those who wish to avail of it. For further queries on the scheme email