The SLA Membership Committee is established to disseminate information on all aspects of membership in SLA and promote the benefits of membership to individuals and organizations working in the fields of special libraries and the information profession. Their work includes member analysis surveys and the review and reporting of demographics aiding in recruitment, retention, engagement, and recognition of students and members.
The Membership Committee shall be responsible for—
- strategically communicating information on all aspects of membership in SLA, both to members and association leadership, to ensure alignment between leadership objectives and member needs;
- promoting the benefits of membership with individuals working in the fields of special libraries and the information profession, to demonstrate member value and return on investment; and
- managing, planning, and setting goals for recruitment, retention, engagement, and recognition of members and students, in order to foster a high level of participation from SLA members and communities.
Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Students and New Information Professionals Subcommittee
Committee Composition and Terms
The Membership Committee shall be composed of at least six (6) non-Board members. There shall be a chair or co-chairs and at least five (5) additional members, including all chairs of membership subcommittees and sub-groups [as determined by the Membership Committee (co-)chair(s)].
At least one (1) member of the SLA Board of Directors shall serve as the non-voting Board liaison. The staff liaison should be the director of engagement.
Members shall serve overlapping 2-year terms. A member starting their second year on the committee should be considered for the position of Chair.
Charge last revised January 2023