Sunday, November 15, 2009

ACM Membership Benefits

I've been a member of ACM ( for about a year now and it's almost renewal time. It's been arguably the best investment I made last year! As a member of ACM, I am entitled to a number of great benefits that help me excel in my career. My favorite ACM benefits are online books from Safari and Books24x7 and Element K-based online courses and virtual labs. Here's a complete list of what you get with an ACM membership:

  • A full year 12-issue subscription to the newly redesigned and redefined "Communications of the ACM," ACM's flagship publication, the most trusted source for industry information for today's computing professionals.
  • Access to 2,500 online courses in multiple languages and 1,000 virtual labs.
  • Access to 1,100 online books on today's hottest IT topics including 600 selections from Safari® Books Online featuring leading publishers such as O'Reilly, and 500 titles from books24x7®.
  • ACM Career & Job Center - Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a student studying computing, you will find valuable career resources and extensive job postings in the ACM Career & Job Center.
  • Full access to ACM's enormous bank of over two million bibliographic citations in the Online Guide to Computing Literature.
  • Full access to the new acmqueue website featuring Planet Queue blogs, case studies, CTO Roundtables, video and audio content, and much more.
  • The option to subscribe to the powerful ACM Digital Library with 50+ years of archives and more than 40 publications.
  • The opportunity to become a mentor through ACM's partnership with MentorNet, the leading organization promoting e-mentoring relationships between students and professionals in the areas of engineering and science.
  • ACM online publications that keep you current on the latest computing developments:-
    • "TechNews" and "CareerNews" digests for professional and career trends
    • "MemberNet" brings you the world of ACM…and beyond

It's important to note that all members must subscribe to the purposes of ACM. To access the ACM Code of Ethics go to: