Chapter Issues

Chapter Relations Office

Chapters share with each other how they address these issues. Each discussion is sorted alphabetically by state library association (Chapter).

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See also The ALA and Chapters Partnership. The ALA and Chapters Partnership will guide you to answers and explanations about how the ALA and ALA Chapters partnership works. See also Overview of Select Resources for Chapters and Chapter Answers.

See also State of the Chapter Annual Report, which are snapshot reports compiled to help Chapters and ALA assess the health and vitality of state and regional library associations. In addition, they highlight notable activities and achievements that can be modeled, and identify challenges and needs that may be addressed collectively.

See also Chapter Advocacy Exchange (free webinars presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Office and the ALA Office for Library Advocacy).

Note: Periodically, questions related to the State of the Chapter Annual Report are asked on alacro-l. If there is information in your response on alacro-l or in the report that you would not like public, included on this website, please let us know. Feel free also to ask for your information to be modified after it has been made for public consumption. Answers are posted on the State of the Chapter Annual Report, as well. If not related to the State of the Chapter Annual Report, answers are posted here.

Register for and participate in Chapter Leaders Forums, held on Friday's of each ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. They are great opportunities for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet together and prepare to lead their associations. The program presents topics of interest to chapter leaders; for example, association management, conference planning, social media, advocacy, and membership development and retention.

The Issues

Chapter Management

Conflict of Interest Policies and Statements

Libraries and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Membership Management Software

Model Letters in Response to Issues Affecting Chapters

Model Resolutions in Response to Issues Affecting Chapters

Partnerships to Strengthen School Libraries (PPT)

Tax Status and Lobbying