The following joint committees have been established by Council action in accordance with Bylaws Article VIII, Section 5. Joint committees are of two types: (1) those established between ALA and an outside organization, in which case the ALA Executive Board is the appointing authority (the Board may ask a unit of the Association to name representatives to the joint committee) and (2) those established between a unit of ALA and an outside organization, in which case the appointing authority is the designated unit.
See division and round table committee pages for interdivisional committees--between two or more units within ALA.
- ALA/Beta Phi Mu Distinguished Lecture Committee
Has oversight for developing the terms and criteria for selecting lecturers and for issuing invitations for the ALA-Beta Phi Mu Distinguished Lecturers Project.
- ALA-CBC Joint Committee
This committee enables the Children's Book Council and ALA to explore areas of mutual concern. It meets twice annually at CBC headquarters in New York.