Julie Simon
by Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Director of Membership

Hello CIT members!
Summer is ending and Fall is upon us! Besides the changing foliage, it is also the time to renew or join CIT! The CIT membership year runs from November 1 through October 31. It is now October so that means it is time to join CIT. This membership year is a conference year and by joining, you will receive a discounted rate for the conference. Also, please be sure to check out our new rates as they have changed. We also now have a two-year rate. You can see the prices for that below and on our website at http://citsl.org/join.html.
You will be receiving an email within the next week with further instructions about renewing your membership. If you have any questions about your membership, you can log into your account to check your membership status, or you can email me with any questions. If you have membership under more than one account, please contact me so we can rectify the situation so that you only have one membership account.
Please be advised that for the new membership year (starting November 1, 2013 – October 31 2014), the rates will be:

Membership Category

Rate for One Year

Two-Year Rate

Full member (voting)



Associate member (non-voting)



International (non-voting)



Institutional (non-voting)



Retired (non-voting)



Our membership has slightly increased from June.

Membership Category

June 5, 2013

September 19, 2013

Full Member (voting) 206 211
First-time Full Member (voting) 19 21
Associate Member (non-voting) 37 38
First-time Associate (non-voting) 9 14
International Member (non-voting) 33 36
First-time International Member (non-voting) 1 3
Retired (non-voting) 9 10
Institutional Member (non-voting) 19 20
Total 333 353

CIT board members were at ASLTA and RID this summer. We were able to recruit new members to CIT from these events. We anticipate we will have new members joining this membership year due to the outreach of the board. Thanks to the board members who did the outreach and welcome to our newest members! If you have any questions about membership benefits, please see our website http://citsl.org/benefits.html or contact me with any other questions. Thank you and have a pleasant Fall season!