Membership Dues Revision 2017

Membership Dues Revision Adopted

The Membership Task Force, charged with reviewing the current ILA membership dues structure and recommending revisions, was led by Jamie Bukovac, Indian Prairie Public Library District with members Alissa Williams, Morton Public Library District; Lindsay Harmon, Lewis University; Tabatha Anderson, Barrington Area Library, and Jeannie Dilger, La Grange Public Library, ILA Executive Board liaison.

The task force conducted surveys at the 2015 joint conference and online, met with and interviewed both members and non-members, and presented a series of recommendations to the ILA Executive Board in March 2016. After extensive discussion and some minor revisions suggested by the board, the recommendations were finalized and approved unanimously by the full ILA membership at their meeting in October 2016 and effective January 1, 2017.

The primary goal is to simplify and clarify membership categories while preserving revenue, with a longer-term goal of making membership more appealing to a wider base of library professionals and supporters. One of the major changes is to base institutional dues on size of library budget, rather than population served—this was determined to be a more equitable way to address libraries’ ability to pay. In addition, the total number of membership categories was reduced from 47 to 29. 

See following chart for revised categories and dues.

PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES ILA Membership Meeting 2016

PERSONAL

SALARY

DUES

EST # of MEMBERS

REVENUE

25,000 and under

$40

129

$5,160

25,001 - 40,000

$75

391

$29,325

40,001-55,000

$100

277

$27,700

55,001-75,000

$150

292

$43,800

75,001-95,000

$200

117

$23,400

95,001 and up

$250

87

$21,750

TOTAL

--

1293

$151,135

FLAT RATE

Students

$25

0

$0

Co-members

$25

41

$1,025

Retirees

$50

105

$5,250

Trustee

$75

450

$33,750

TOTAL

--

596

$40,025

Estimed Revenue

--

--

$191,160

INSTITUTIONAL

PUBLIC LIBRARY BUDGET

DUES

EST # of MEMBERS

REVENUE

Less than 500,000

$85

237

$20,145

500,001-1,000,000

$150

47

$7,050

1,000,001-3,000,000

$225

82

$18,450

3,000,001-5,000,000

$300

29

$8,700

5,000,001-10,000,000

$500

25

$12,500

10,000,001-20,000,000

$750

5

$3,750

20,000,001-40,000,000

$2,500

0

$0

40,000,001-60,000,000

$5,000

0

$0

60,000,001 and over

$7,500

1

$7,500

TOTAL

--

426

$78,095

FLAT RATE

Systems

$1,000

2

$2,000

School Districts

$100

11

$1,100

Special Libraries

$100

15

$1,500

Associate

$200

62

$12,400

TOTAL

--

90

$17,000

HIGHER ED ENROLLMENT

0-1,000

$75

16

$1,200

1,001-2,500

$95

14

$1,330

2,501-5,500

$140

16

$2,240

5,501-12,500

$175

12

$2,100

12,501-20,000

$240

3

$720

20,001 and over

$360

5

$1,800

TOTAL

--

66

$9,390

Estimated Revenue

--

--

$104,485

Total Estimated Revenue

--

--

$295,645

 

 

 

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