Conference Committee


1) To recommend additions and changes to ALA Policy A.7 (Conferences and Meetings) as appropriate; 2) To recommend policies to Council for the coordination and scheduling of conference programming and for simplification of meeting scheduling, including use of technologies; 3) To recommend to Council policies guiding the selection of Conference and Meeting sites and dates; 4) To review recommendations of specific sites and dates prior to their presentation by Conference Services to the ALA Executive Board; and 5) To recommend to Council and to ALA staff a means for communications with the membership to hear their concerns about Conference and Meeting procedures and policies.


Mr. Stephen L. Matthews (Chair, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Fred E. Goodman (Member-at-Large, June 30, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Ms. Tracie D. Hall (Councilor-at-Large, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Donald L. Roalkvam (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2011)
Shelley Brightman Walchak (Chapter Councilor, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Barbara T. Mates (Division Representative, June 30, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Mr. Willie Miller (Division Representative, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Mr. Scott P. Muir (Division Representative, October 13, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Ms. Mary Ruth McInroy (Round Table Representative, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Mr. Eugene A. Shimshock (ERT Representative, June 30, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Ms. Darcell Graham (Intern, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Melanie Griffin (Intern, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Ms. Mary W. Ghikas (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Deidre Irwin Ross, CMP (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to January 1, 2011)

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Eleven (11) Members, which includes the Chair

  • 1 representative from Executive Board;
  • 1 Exhibits Round Table representative, appointed by ERT;
  • 3 Division representatives, to be selected by the divisions in a manner which they jointly find appropriate;
  • 2 Council representatives (1 at-large, 1 chapter), to be appointed by the President-elect
  • 1 Round Table representative (excluding ERT), elected by Round Table Coordinating Committee;
  • 1 representative from the ASCLA Accessibility  Assembly, appointed by the ASCLA  appointing  officer  in  consultation with the Accessibility Assembly;
  • 2 Association members appointed by the President-elect;

In addition as ex-officio members: the ALA Senior Associate Executive Director, Member Programs and Services, and the ALA Director of Conference Services

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