Legislation Committee

Chair: Jay Bansbach email icon

Staff liaison: Allison Cline email icon

Board liaison: Diane Chen email icon

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To act in advisory and planning capacity in cooperation with the ALA Legislation Committee and the ALA Washington Office, in the area of legislation affecting school libraries. 


  • Assist the Washington Office with information about school libraries and the impact of school library legislation.
  • Work with the AASL office and the ALA Washington Office to inform the membership of AASL about pending school library legislation. 
  • Interpret the total ALA legislative program to AASL membership.
  • Plan, support and encourage legislative organization and action to all levels--national state, and local.