Membership Committee


To develop and pursue a continuous campaign to recruit and retain members for ALCTS from among existing and potential ALA members; to provide a liaison between ALA membership services and ALCTS members; and to plan and monitor activities using the association's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.


Ruth E. Elder (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Autumn Faulkner (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Deana Groves (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Julie Housknecht (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Laurel Sammonds Crawford (AS Representative, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Joan M. Leysen (CaMMS Representative, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Rebecca L. Mugridge (ALCTS News Editor, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Betsy Appleton (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2016. Last retrieved on 11/25/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The ALCTS Membership Committee is a standing committee consisting of 18 members appointed from the ALCTS membership at large, serving 2 year terms, and led by a Chair, who serves for 1 year.


The function statement of the ALCTS Membership Committee was revised in 1977, 1981, 1986, and 1990.  No additional information can be found.

Get Involved

ALCTS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members (members of both ALA and ALCTS) are welcome to volunteer to serve on the Membership Committee. Attendance at all committee meetings is expected. A virtual member (if any) is expected to participate in any discussions that are conducted via e-mail, blogs, wikis, etc., as well as to volunteer for assignments or any other work just as the members who are able to attend ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences. Committee appointments are for 2 years, begin July 1 and end June 30. Express your interest in serving by filling out an application form.