As Membership Chair, from time to time I like to take a look at the PHT membership make-up. In November 2019, I analyzed the PHT "Active Members Roster" report provided by SLA chiefly to examine the types of organizations at which members worked. I also looked at the countries in which they were located.
Two years later, I have now conducted the same exercise to compare the rosters.
The good news is that the overall number of members has increased to 319 in January 2022, from 224 in November 2019, an increase of 95, or 42.4%.
Note that the increase in membership overall may partly be a result of the SLA 2020 Restructure change where SLA members pay one fee for SLA membership and join as many communities they like at no additional cost. Programming, like the Pharma Talks and Vendor Showcase series, may have contributed to the bump too.
See the attached slide for a graph that compares members' organization types in PHT.
The 300+ PHT Community is led by about 3% of its membership. Volunteering is a great way to meet your fellow members and get some leadership experience.
PHT would like to reach as many info pros as possible in our industries and support organizations, at any level of job or title. Please, if you know of anyone who may be interested in joining, send him or her to PHT via sla.org or to me.