The purpose of the IRSCL is to enhance research into children's and young people's literature, reading, and related fields. The Society aims to provide a forum for the exchange of professional information and for the discussion of theories of children's literature and their application to texts of all kinds. IRSCL also seeks to encourage collaborative research among its members.
In addition to providing services to its individual members, the Society seeks to work cooperatively with institutions and organisations whose activities are related to the aims of the Society.
Membership is by calendar year. We encourage members to consider renewing for two years at a time, since this is more efficient for the volunteer Membership Secretary. Invoices are sent to members early in the year to remind them to renew their membership. Alternatively, members can fill out the renewal form below and send it, together with their fees, to Ingrid Johnston, Membership Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate 'IRSCL' in the subject line of all emails sent to the Membership Secretary. She can also be reached through regular mail at the following address:
Dr. Ingrid Johnston
Department of Secondary Education
347 Education South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5
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 at the address above.
If you have any queries about the status of your membership or need to update your contact information, please contact the IRSCL membership assistant at: email@example.com
Option 1. IRSCL Membership + IRCL Subscription (Print + Online)
Option 2. IRSCL Membership + IRCL Subscription (Online Only)
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.