ALA Policy Corps Application

ALA is launching a new Policy Corps to expand our ability to advocate on key policy issues on behalf of the library community. Participants will focus on issues for which deep and sustained knowledge are necessary to advance ALA policy goals and library values among policymakers.  Training and opportunities to participate in targeted policy advocacy work will be provided to participants. Learn more about the ALA Policy Corps.  Questions should be directed to Alan Inouye ( or Larra Clark (

Interested in joining? Submit your application between October 4 and November 3, 2017.

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Contact Information
To apply for the ALA Policy Corps, provide the following information:
Employer or Affiliated Library (if Trustee, Friend or Foundation member) Information
Professional Details
e.g., committee work, division or roundtable activities, professional recognitions or scholarships, etc.
e.g., state chapter involvement or ethnic caucus membership.
Personal Statements
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