Advocacy Committee

Chair: Hilda Weisburg email icon

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Carlyn Gray email icon

ALA Connect Community connect icon


To coordinate the advocacy plan of the Association and to recommend a structure for AASL to use in designating responsibility for continuing advocacy work.


  • Act as a coordinating body for tasks forces on specific advocacy issues.
  • Assign representation to the ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for ongoing advocacy activities in AASL consistent with the new Strategic Plan.
  • Create a process to collect, on an ongoing basis, relevant national data points that members can use in support of national, state, and local advocacy messages.
  • Develop and implement educational opportunities to train members on how to be involved in national, state, and local advocacy.
  • Develop and implement a plan to communicate AASL advocacy messages, resources, and educational opportunities available to members.

For more information on the Minimum Intended Outcomes for this committee, consult the Committee Chair Handbook pdf icon