Leadership Development Committee

Chair: Audrey Church email icon

Staff liaison: Sylvia Knight Norton email icon

Board Representative: Laura Hicks email icon

ALA Connect Community connect icon


To provide recommendations on furthering leadership development of AASL members within the division and within ALA.


  • To provide recommendations for AASL and ALA committee and leadership positions.
  • To make suggestions on leadership recruitment, retention, and recognition.

  • To make recommendations on member leadership training opportunities.

  • To be responsible for implementing the nominations process that identifies members for leadership positions.

  • To present recommendations for at least two candidates for each office to be filled at the next election.

  • To select the candidates in such a manner as to assure as broad a representation as possible of different types and sizes of school libraries, and geographic distribution of membership.