ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC)


To develop and recognize chapters as integral components of ALA. To encourage discussion, activities and programs that support the mutual interests of ALA and the chapters. To advise when requested on proposals and actions of other ALA units that may affect chapters. To provide a forum wherein chapters can share ideas and concerns of common interest and identify common needs and goals. To communicate these chapter needs and goals to ALA and ALA goals, programs and priorities to the chapters. To encourage and maintain a cooperative and supportive relationship among ALA, its units, and the chapters. To formulate and review periodically requirements for chapter status. To serve as an advisory committee to the Chapter Relations Office.

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Ms. Danielle Whren Johnson (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2012, to July 4, 2013)
Michael S. Babinec (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2013)
Marcia L. Boosinger (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2013)
Ms. Catherine P. Hakala-Ausperk (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Prof. Samantha Schmehl Hines (Member, July 19, 2009, to July 1, 2013)
Ben Allen Hunter (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Kimberlee N. Ried (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2014)
Mary Rzepczynski (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2013)
Jessica Scalph (Member, July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2013)
David Schuster (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Eric C. Shoaf (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Carolyn Goolsby (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2010, to January 3, 2013)
M. Kathleen Kern (RUSA Representative, June 12, 2012, to July 1, 2012)
Janalyn L. Moss (RUSA Representative, July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013)
Gary L. Shaffer (PLA Representative, July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2013)
Lisa Carlucci Thomas (LITA Representative, July 1, 2009, to July 31, 2013)
Denelle Elaine Eads (Intern, July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013)
Lydia Anne Willoughby (Intern, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Kevin Reynolds (ALA Executive Board Liaison, June 30, 2011, to July 1, 2013)
Michael P. Dowling (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2014)
Donald Wood (Staff Liaison, February 20, 2009, to November 24, 2050)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 09/19/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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Free webinars on advocacy, Chapter leaders orientation, Money Smart Week, and more.

Agendas, 2010-


2018 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2017 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2016 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2015 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2014 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2013 Annual Conference (Word)

2013 Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2012 Annual Conference (Word)

2012 Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2011 Annual Conference (Word)

2011 Midwinter Meeting (Word)


2010 Annual Conference (Word)

2010 Midwinter Meeting (Word)


Eleven (11) Members, which includes the Chair. To be eligible to be a member of the Chapter Relations Committee, an individual must be an ALA member who is also a member of an ALA Chapter or Divisional Affiliate. In addition, eight (8) of the eleven (11) members should have state library association (Chapter) leadership or committee experience.

Chapter Leaders Forum

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet together and prepares them to lead their association. The forum presents topics of interest to chapter leaders, including association management, advocacy, conference planning, social media, and membership development and retention.