ARCHIVED: Roger H. Parent's Informal Notes - 2/28/2002

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February 28, 2002


Membership Report - February 28, 2001
End of 2st Quarter AALL Membership Year

TO: AALL Executive Board & Membership and Retention Committee
DATE: March 5, 2002

Schedule 1: Members by Members Type

At the end of February 28, 2002 the AALL membership totaled 5105. This includes dues paying members, honorary (3) and life (69) members. This compares to 5031 members in February 2001; to 4772 members in February 2000; and 4654 members in 1999. The 2002 figure represents an improvement of 9.6% since 1999.

Since June 1, 2001, the beginning of the AALL membership year, 533 new members have joined AALL; this compares to the 518 new members who joined last year at this time. Institutions paid 77% of these new memberships. 75 students have joined AALL since June 1, 2001 compared to 50 students last year.

As of February 28, 2002, 186 new members have joined AALL by taking advantage of the 1st year free "Make the Connection" offer. This compares to the 178 new members who joined under a similar promotion last year at the same time.

26.4%, 144 of the 545 members who had dropped their memberships as of September 30, 2001 have now been reinstated. This is substantially better than the 14.6%, 93 of the 636 members who had dropped their memberships last year and were then reinstated. These figures indicate that AALL has retained more members than in the past. The Membership and Retention Committee contacted by telephone a sampling of dropped members to learn more about their reasons and to help us plan future membership retention efforts.

Schedule 2: Members by Employer Types

There are seventeen Employer Types in the AALL membership database. The list of Employer Types reveals the diversity of Employer Types and allows staff to track memberships in all areas. In particular among vendors and publishers of which there were 50 members in February 2002, compared to 63 members - 1% of the AALL membership - at the end of February 2001.

Schedule 3: Institutions/Employers by Type

At the end of February 28, 2002 the AALL membership database included 2113 separate institutions/employers. This compares to 2123 in 2001, 2088 in 2000, and 2276 in 1999.

Schedule 4: SIS Memberships

At the end of February 28, 2002 SIS memberships totaled 6623, this compares to 6590 in 2001, 6406 in 2000 and 6306 in 1999.

Distribution:

SIS Council Chair
Chapter Council Chair
AALL Staff
Mary Alice Baish
Mary McNulty, Membership Marketing Consultant