Louise Pound was active in many organizations. She was head of the literature section of the State Teachers Association in 1915, head of the folklore and ethnology section of the Nebraska Academy of Science in 1917-22, and Nebraska director of the Association of Collegiate Alumni in 1907-08 (Nebraska). She was also a member of the Humanistic Research Association (British), Linguistic Society of America, International Phonetic Association, Medieval Academy of America, national president of American Folklore Society in 1928, member of national council from 1925 to 1927, and vice president of the Spelling Reform Association in 1927-1931 (Nebraskana). She was also an active member of the Modern Language Association and the first female president in 1955 (Haller).