ARCHIVED: Roger H. Parent's Informal Notes - 2/29/2000

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February 29, 2000


Membership Report – February 29, 2000
End of 3rd Quarter AALL Membership Year


TO: AALL Executive Board
DATE:April 1, 2000

Schedule 1: Members by Members Type

At the end of February 29, 2000 the AALL membership totaled 4772 members. This includes dues paying members, honorary (3) and life (86) members. This figure compares to 4654 members on February 28, 1999, and 4726 members on February 28, 1998.

The AALL membership database includes 204 VIP or complimentary memberships. These individuals represent a diverse group of library school deans, donors, and publishers who receive AALL publications and announcements. They are NOT included in the above count of members.

Since June 1, 1999, the beginning of the AALL membership year, 209 new members have joined AALL. We have no comparable number for prior years.

Schedule 2: Members by Employer Types

The number of Employer Types has been greatly expanded to include seventeen Employer Types, from the previous eight Employer Types reported in prior years. This new list was created in consultation with Consultant Helen Little, by reviewing responses from members to her 1999 survey, and by carefully analyzing institutional records in our membership database. The new list of Employer Types reveals a greater diversity of Employer Type than anticipated or recognized in the past.

We have no comparable data for prior years.

Schedule 3: Institutions/Employers by Type

At the end of February 29, 2000 the AALL membership database included 2088 separate institutions/employers. This number compares to 2276 institutions/employers on February 29, 1999, and 2139 institutions/employers on February 28, 1998. We are not able to explain this variation and decline in the number of institutions in our membership.

Schedule 4: SIS Memberships

At the end of February 29, 2000 SIS memberships totaled 6406. This number compares to 6306 SIS memberships on February 28, 1999, and 6188 memberships on February 28, 1998. According to analysis conducted in March 2000, the majority of AALL members, 3597, maintain a membership in one or more SIS's.