Resources for Committee Work


ALSC on ALA Connect Learn how ALSC is using ALA Connect. Watch videos and get support for committees using ALA Connect. (Updated May 2018)


Forms (including quarterly report forms and submission status chart via Airtable)

Manuals, Guides, FAQs


Chat Transcript PDF (April 9, 2018)
Chat Transcript PDF (November 15, 2017)
Priority Group Consultants & Committee Chairs Meeting (August 21, 2017) ... Note: Please disregard the October date on the opening screen of this recording. This is indeed a video recording of the August 21 meeting.


2019 PGC/Chair Orientation hosted by Cecilia P. McGowan, ALSC 2019-20 President
Chat Transcript from this session is also available in the recording linked above.

2018 PGC/Chair Orientation hosted by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, ALSC 2017-18 Vice President/2018-19 President 
Chat Transcript from this session is also available.
All new committee chairs and PGC's should view this video; book and media evaluation committee chairs will have face-to-face orientations at Annual and Midwinter.

Orientation webinar for process committee chairs by Julie Dietzel-Glair and Matt McLain (August 2016)
Slides from this session are also available.

Best Practices for Virtual Committees

These resources were put together by the (META)Morphosis Task Force to assist virtual committees with completing their work.  (September 2012)

General Tips and Advice for Virtual Collaboration

Virtual Committee FAQ

Online Tools


Core Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth in Public Libraries

What Does That ALSC Committee Do? - The ALSC Organization & Bylaws Committee has surveyed ALSC committee chairs on the duties, skills, and communication necessary for the individual work of the committee. The results are available as a PDF.