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The Chapter Relations Office not only helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout ALA but in doing so also helps maintain and improve the ALA and Chapters partnership. In addition to CRO, the interests of Chapters are represented within ALA by the Chapter Relations Committee (CRC), which meets each Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and serves as an advisory committee to the CRO. The Chapter Relations Committee was founded on January 11, 1967. The Chapter Relations Office was founded on June 28, 1979.

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 The ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition June 20-25, 2019 in Washington D.C. Official Logo


Chapters-Related Meetings and Events at the Annual Conference

Washington, D.C., June 20–June 25, 2019

ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Saturday, June 23, and Monday, June 25

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00–2:00 p.m., TBA

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 24, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

See also The ALA Scheduler for ALA 2019 Annual Conference! Follow #alaac19. Floor plans of the convention center.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Chapter Leaders Forum, Friday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m., TBA

Register for the Chapter Leaders Forum (CLF) presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. The forum is a separate ticketed event at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference. Registration is $80 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch.

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas.

Please Note: If you need to make an edit or addition to your registration or housing, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 855-326-8344 or email

Tickets are not available on site; registration for this event is closed on June 17. If you wish to register for this event after the closing date, please contact Mariel Colbert. If the maximum number of registrants allowed to attend (70) has not been reached, you will be invoiced. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Mariel Colbert.

Select Chapter Leaders Forum Documents and Links takes you either to selected documents distributed at past forums, or to the online resources. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas (2001-).

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 23, 2019, 1:00–2:00 p.m., TBA

Sunday, June 23, 2019

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), Sunday, June 23, 8:30–10:00 a.m., TBA

Chapter Councilors Forum, Sunday, June 23, 12:30–2:00 p.m., TBA

Monday, June 24, 2019

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 25, 2019, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Be A Money Smart Week Library, Monday, June 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM., TBA

Since 2009, American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to sponsor Money Smart Week®. This national initiative, which now includes additional partners such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides financial education programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances. Libraries of all types can and do participate in Money Smart Week, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on financial topics such as basic budgeting, managing student debt, teaching financial literacy to teens, retirement planning, home purchasing, saving money through couponing, and how to prevent identity theft. ALA and its partners make it easy for libraries to participate with tips and guides on successful programming done by peer libraries; free posters, bookmarks, and other promotional materials; and the opportunity to be part of national and local contests- such as Money Smart Kids Essay Contest, Geocache for Cash, Big Read, and others. Isn’t it time your library became a Money Smart Week library?

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference

Friday, June 21, 2019

Opening General Session, 4-5:15pm, TBA

Exhibits "Virtual Ribbon Cutting, 5:15 p.m., TBA

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Council Orientation Session, 8:00–11:00 a.m. Council Orientation Session for New and Re-Elected Councilors, all councilors are invited to attend this meeting, TBA

Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 3:00–4:30 p.m., TBA

ALA Membership Meeting, 4:30–5:30 p.m., TBA

ALA Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Sunday, June 23, 2019

ALA Council I, 8:30–11:00 a.m., TBA

ALA President’s Program, 3:30-4:30 pm, TBA

ALA Awards/President's Program Reception, 4:30-6:00 p.m., TBA

ALA Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Monday, June 24, 2019

ALA Council II, 8:30 am–11:30 a.m., TBA

Council Forum III, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ALA Council III, 7:45 am–9:45 am, TBA

Closing General Session, 10:00-11:30am, TBA

Inaugural Celebration/Brunch, 11:45am-1:30 pm, TBA