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Help for New or Renewing Institutional Members

USAIN has moved to an online system for billing membership management.  We have identified three options for allowing libraries’ business offices or acquisitions departments to pay for institutional memberships. 

  1. The member can to log into their profile and fill out the renewal form, and enter the business office/acquisitions department’s purchasing card or institutional credit card information when it’s requested.  This works well when the member and the cardholder can work side by side or over the phone. 
  2. The member can renew online using their own credit card or PayPal account and be promptly reimbursed by the institution.  This works for institutions that have restrictions prohibiting the use of pcards or credit cards for membership dues. 
  3. Request that the Membership Committee create a contact within the USAIN member management system for the business office or acquisitions department contact person, and connect that contact to the institutional membership.  That will allow the cardholder to log in directly to the USAIN member profile and renew the institutional membership each year.  We recommend using a shared/group email (e.g., acquisitions@university.edu), if possible, to ensure continuity from year to year. 

Requests for USAIN’s W-9 or Tax Identification Number can be directed to the Treasurer

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