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You, by the Numbers

Here’s a look at some interesting numbers we came up with from various MLA sources.*

Number of individual MLA members at the end of 2015: 2,700
Number of institutional members: 384
Portion of those members who participate on committees: 1 in 5
Percentage who voted in the last MLA election: 43%
Average for associations: 39%

Number of MLA sections: 21
Largest: 612 members
Smallest: 31
Median: 102
Member participation in MLA sections: 2 members in 3
In SIGs: 1 in 5

Total MLA revenues from operations in 2015: $2.73M
In 2014: $2.80M
In 2008: $3.34M

Percentage of 2015 revenues that come from members: 56%
From industry: 44%
From dues: 22% (average for associations MLA’s size is 37%)
From the annual meeting: 53% (average is 19%)

Total number of AHIP members at the end of 2015: 877
Portion who responded to the January 2016 survey: 7 out of 10

Actual number of MLANET forum posts for January 2016: 759
For December 2015: 607
November 2015: 569
October 2015: 224

Total number of MLANET unique visitors in January 2016: 13,113
Percentage from the US: 83%
From Canada: 7%
From the rest of the world: 10%

Using desktops: 88%
Mobile: 8%
Tablets: 4%

On Chrome browser: 43%
Firefox: 24%
IE: 18%
Safari: 12%

MLANET page views in 2015: 779,441
In 2014: 624,581
In 2013: 602,140
In January 2016: 122,842

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Average views per month of MLA’s job blog: 5,207
Full Speed Ahead: 3,901
Upcoming webinars: 2,971
Public Policy: 1,973
MLA News: 1,622
Librarians Without Borders: 256

Average views per article for upcoming webinars: 3,467
Public Policy: 1,151
Full Speed Ahead: 975
Jobs: 493
Librarians Without Borders: 224
MLA News: 71 

*Data from MLA comes from MLANET statistics. Data for the industry provided by ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) benchmarking.

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