Membership Statistics

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) has four full-time employees, an operating budget of approximately three million dollars, and net assets more than $1.8 million. Headquartered in Chicago, ILA is governed by a sixteen-member executive board, made up of elected officials. It is a 501(c) (3) charitable and educational organization.

The association has approximately 3,000 members with three membership categories: Personal, Institutional, and Associate. Membership is open to all, including the general public. Membership is not restricted to librarians, faculty members, or graduate library students. 

 

Fiscal Year     Personal      Institutional    Associate      Total

1983-1984      3,510              n/a                 n/a                  3,510

1984-1985       3,362              n/a                 n/a                 3,362

1985-1986       3,115               343                22                  3,480

1986-1987       2,970               335                17                  3,322

1987-1988       2,916              360                 35                  3,311

1988-1989       2,694              358                 23                  3,075*

1989-1990       2,662              272                 25                  2,959

1990-1991       2,774               374                38                  3,186

1991-1992       2,687              364                 38                  3,089

1992-1993       2,640              335                 46                  3,021

1993-1994       2,541              349                 56                  2,946

1994-1995       2,741              338                 90                  3,169

1995-1996       2,569               333                75                  2,977

1996-1997       2,578               369                72                  3,019

1997-1998       2,533               372                76                  2,981

1998-1999       2,492               371                66                  2,929

1999-2000       2,562               368                81                  3,011

2000-2001       2,505               368                83                  2,956

2001-2002       2,487               360                78                  2,925

2002-2003       2,449               361                68                  2,878

2003-2004       2,314               346                62                  2,722

2004-2005       2,484               366                50                  2,900

2005-2006       2,464               392                46                  2,902

2006-2007       2,441               393                46                  2,880

2007-2008       2,498               532                38                  3,068

2008-2009       2,497               499                51                  3,047

2009-2010       3,068               479                53                  3,600**

2010-2011       2,991               448                56                  3,495

2011-2012       2,695               471                57                  3,223

2012-2013       2,667               485                55                  3,207

2013-2014       2,532               503                 57                 3,092

2014-2015       2,362               503                 66                 2,931

2015-2016       2,334               518                 64                 2,916

2016-2017       2,309               523                 54                 2,886

2017-2018       2,088               526                 52                 2,666

*  ISLMA was formed on March 23, 1988

** Free membership for Illinois MLS program attendees

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