To promote the activities of ALCTS-affiliated state and regional groups by facilitating networking and sharing of best practices and program ideas among the affiliate groups; to contact state and regional groups devoted to collections and technical services that are not affiliated with ALCTS for the purpose of establishing such an affiliation; to advise the ALCTS board about the interests and continuing education needs of the affiliates.
Go to the Affiliates Connect space (http://connect.ala.org/node/71129) for more information.
Consists of 12 members and 1 intern appointed by the ALCTS President-elect from the membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by chair.
Established in 2011 at the request of the ALCTS Council of Regional Groups. The Affiliate Relations Committee supersedes the Council of Regional Groups, which was disbanded in 2011. The change was made in order to emphasize the importance of fostering information sharing among ALCTS state and regional affiliates.
ALCTS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the Affiliate Relations Committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between meetings via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out a volunteer form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.