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Membership Development Committee Report
« on: June 15, 2020, 05:40:44 PM »
Here are the latest membership stats for June 2020
Current members: 384
Lifetime Members: 29
Student members: 78
Delegates: 53

WOW! SUNYLA  membership increased from 281 in March to 384 in June! Delegate nudging (thank you); the conference and its professional development opportunities plus early member sign up (thanks Jocelyn Ireland); and another push to library school students (thanks Becky Burke) helped to generate this increase.

We need to address the delegate representation on some of the campuses. Last June, I suggested that the Membership Committee establish a Delegate subcommittee to address delegate communications, recruitment, "training," etc. for more consistent connections. Since some of this falls under the 1st VP roles, that official could partake in the committee to learn about SUNYLA delegate dynamics. The committee could generate strategies and communication tools for enhanced engagement. 
With the increase in library/information science school students, we should think of some strategies to engage this population. The most of these students are enrolled in the SUNY LISs (Albany and Buffalo), so we could initiate student chapters or a liaison for each school who would attend career or orientation fairs. 

This spring, I worked on the Membership brochure with an Albany LIS student. Bill Jones will be introducing it at the meeting.

Carol Anne