HRDR Advisory Committee


To advise the Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (formerly Office for Library Personnel Resources, OLPR) on activities, problems, and procedures related to library concerns in such areas as recruitment, utilization, education and training, and staff welfare. The committee will identify special areas of need or emphasis, suggest activities and programs, and stimulate programs and projects related to library personnel planning, development, and concerns. The committee will aid in communication and cooperation with other units of ALA and with other agencies, groups, and organizations within and beyond the library profession.


Kimberly Anne Bishop (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Laurel M. Bliss (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Renee Di Pilato (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Catherine R. Friedman (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Kerry Macdonald (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Elizabeth Kunze (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Lorelle R. Swader (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 12/14/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The HRDR Advisory Committee consists of nine members appointed from the membership at large serving two year staggered terms and led by chair, serving a one year term.

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