Committee on Library Advocacy

Charge

To support the efforts of advocates for all types of libraries; to develop resources, networks and training materials for advocates at the local, state and national levels with particular emphasis on the grassroots level; to work closely with the office for library advocacy in collaboration with the public awareness committee, the chapter relations committee, the committee on legislation, and other ALA offices, divisions, and round tables as well as external groups to integrate advocacy efforts into the overall planning, priorities and policies of the association; and to cultivate future leadership in order to sustain and enhance the advocacy efforts of the association.

Roster

Susan S. DiMattia (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Keturah Cappadonia Cappadonia (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Susan S. DiMattia (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Rhonda K. Gould (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Adriane Herrick Juarez (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Dr. Jasmina Jusic (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Majed J. Khader (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Nancy Jo Lambert (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Amy L. Melnyk (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Natarsha Miller (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Hallie Rich (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Mr. Gary L. Shaffer (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mary Elizabeth Wendt (Member, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Laura Maury (Intern, July 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Andrew See (Intern, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Loida A. Garcia-Febo (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018)
Megan Murray Cusick (Staff Liaison, December 18, 2015, to June 30, 2023)
Joaquin Falcon (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2012, to May 15, 2019)
Ms. Marci Merola (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2007, to May 15, 2019)

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Composition

The Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA) consists of 13 members appointed from the membership at large, serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.