Alliance for Association Excellence

Chair: Judith Deichman email icon

Staff liaison: Sylvia Knight Norton email icon and Allison Cline email icon

ALA Connect Community connect icon


To develop alliances between AASL and the business community to promote cooperative plans for supporting and enhancing AASL activities and services and to provide a recognition program for companies that participate in the AASL Alliance.


  • Act as a forum in which AASL and the business community can share information on the current environment in school library media trends, issues, opportunities and threats.
  • Develop short and long term strategies for business alliances, which support and enhance AASL activities and services, including conferences, institutes, special events, awards and projects.

  • Assist AASL in acquiring the resources necessary to advance its Strategic Plan.

  • Provide recognition for companies who participate in the program.

  • Serve as advisory group to AASL for vendor concerns.

AASL Alliance Sponsorship & Recognition Program