ALA Chapter Councilors


Congratulations on your election to be your state library association's ALA Chapter Councilor. (If you are interested in becoming an ALA Chapter Councilor, contact your state library association and find out how to be nominated in its election. See also Council Composition and Charge.)

The Chapter Relations Office welcomes you to the ALA and Chapters partnership and would like to introduce you to the ALA resources available to help you fulfill your role as Chapter Councilor.

Information on this page addresses many of your formal duties, as well as directing you to important resources. Please read carefully the welcome letter sent to you by the ALA Council Secretariat. See either ALA Chapters or ALA Chapter Relations Office for links to resources for advocacy and other assistance for libraries, activities related to ALA and Chapters Partnership, and more.

Resources, Chapter Conferences, Resolutions

| Select Resources for Chapter Councilors | Your State Library Association's Annual Conference | Selection of Resolutions Adopted by the ALA Council | Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Council |

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Select Resources for Chapter Councilors

Chapter Councilors

Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Council

Chapter Councilors
List of ALA Chapter Councilors with contact information.

ALA Council
Council Charge and Composition

ALA Councilors
List of all ALA Councilors with contact information

Council Documents
Council documents since 2008

ALA Chapter Councilor Blogs
Blogs maintained by Chapter Councilors

Additional Chapter Leaders

ALA Chapter Relations Committee
Mission, roster, and more.

Chapter Presidents and Presidents-Elect: Select Information
Information to help Chapter Presidents and Presidents-elect.

State and Regional Chapters Directory
Contact information for Chapter leaders, including presidents, presidents-elect, councilors, and executive directors, and more.

Important Resources

Advocacy Resources for Chapters
CRO supports ALA's and Chapter's library advocacy efforts by working with other ALA units and other groups.

Affiliate and Chapter Planning Calendar
Includes ALA Chapter, ALA Affiliates, and Division conferences, institutes, workshops, religious holidays, and more.

ALA and Chapters Partnership
The ALA and Chapters Partnership explains how the ALA and ALA Chapters partnership works.

ALA Connect
A useful resource to share ideas and information across Chapters.

ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference
Select ALA MW and AC schedules for Chapters.

ALA Strategic Directions
ALA Mission; Core Organizational Values; Key Action Areas; and Strategic Directions: Advocacy, Information Policy, Professional and Leadership Development, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Chapter Advocacy Exchange
Free webinars presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Office and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.

Chapter Leaders Forum
Forum held at ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference provides a full agenda on a variety of topics to help prepare Chapter leaders to lead their association.

Helping United States Libraries After Disasters
If you think the ALA can help libraries affected by natural disasters in any way toward recovery, please contact the CRO.

Overview of ALA Select Resources for Chapters
Links to ALA units and topics, such as key action areas.

Social Networking, Membership Blogs, ALA Connect, and ALA Electronic Discussion Lists
Links for following CRO on Facebook and Twitter, subscribing to ALA e-lists, ALA Connect, and ALA member and ALA student member blogs

State of the Chapter Annual Report
Each year Chapters complete an online survey to provide an overview of their past year's activities.

Welcome Letter, New and Re-elected Councilors
Revised each Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference by the ALA Council Secretariat.

Your State Library Association's Annual Conference

Chapter Conferences (ALA Connect)
Shared information about and resources to help in planning and accomplishing Chapter Conferences.

Chapter Answers
Answers to often asked questions.

Chapter Issues
Chapters share with each other how they address common issues.

ALA Promotional Materials Order Form (aka ALA promotional materials at state conferences), which is used to order ALA materials for Chapter conferences. 

Chapter Councilors Guide to Membership Promotion
As the ALA representative for your state, you are also in the unique position of being able to help ALA reach potential members in your state.

Chapters and Conferences
Explains the ALA and Chapters business partnership, notification of intent by ALA and its units to hold Annual Conferences, Midwinter Meeting, or other events, and host and contiguous Chapter benefits when ALA holds an Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting in a state.

Ideas for ALA Programs at Chapter Conferences

ALA and Chapter conferences calendar
A listing of upcoming ALA, Chapter and Affiliate Conferences.