2018 SIA Membership Renewal Notes
2018 Dues Renewal: Your membership runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Renewing online helps reduce costs and it’s good for the environment too. If you prefer to renew by check, you can print and mail in a membership form from the SIA website.
NEW for 2018: Get JSTOR Access to all past articles in IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology!
Your 2018 SIA membership will include, as a member benefit, access via JSTOR.org to PDF copies of every article published in IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology since Vol. 1 No. 1 (1975). Renew by December 15 to get access JSTOR in January 2018; members renewing after December 15 will get JSTOR access beginning at the start of each quarter.
NEW for 2018: Add interest/expertise information to your membership file!
Starting with the 2018 membership year, we are implementing a new, more standardized system to collect information about members’ interest and/or expertise in specific topics in IA (e.g. “iron/steel production,” “railroads,” “bridges,” etc.). Having this information at SIA headquarters will help us identify potential peer reviewers for IA articles and enhance our public outreach capacity by allowing us to respond more effectively to inquiries seeking help with IA-related research and preservation projects.
Your dues cover the publication of newsletters and journals, as well as the general operations of the SIA: By making additional donations or upgrading your membership to the sustaining or contributing level, you help fund additional Society activities, such as Student Travel Scholarships and Industrial Heritage Preservation Grants. Any dollar amount over the basic individual or joint dues rate is considered a donation and is tax deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
Opt out of the printed version of the SIA Newsletter: Help reduce the SIA’s environmental footprint by choosing to receive your SIA Newsletter digitally. Additionally, opting out of print directs cost savings to other SIA programs. Select YES to the SIAN digital delivery option when you renew electronically, or check the “Opt Out of Print” box on the mail-in renewal form. You will receive links to the newsletter PDFs via email, and you will continue to receive paper versions of the IA journal as they are published.
Professional License: Let us know if you have a professional license (such as LEED AP credentials, Registered Archaeologist, Licensed Architect, Attorney, Engineers and other IA related fields) along with which state or province the license is valid for.
Gift Memberships: The holiday season is a great time to give a gift membership to a friend or relative. New gift members will receive a letter announcing your gift along with a the most recent Newsletter and IA Journals, plus a special gift. Online Gift Membership.
2018 Annual Conference: Our 47th Annual Conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia from May 30 to June 3, 2018.
Student Travel Scholarships: The SIA awards travel scholarships to help full-time students and professionals with less than three years of full-time experience to offset some of the expenses of attending our annual conference. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.
Order back issues of IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, including a special price on a set of 41 back issues.