All the information below can be found in ALSC governance documentation, such as the website, Division Leadership Manual, and ALSC Handbook. However, we know that some questions come up more often than others, so we hope this FAQ/Pathfinder guide will help as you serve in your capacity as ALSC Division Leaders.
• ALSC Home Page
• How to Reach the ALSC Staff
• The ALA Policy Manual
• The ALSC Handbook of Organization
• The Division Leadership Manual
• Award Committee Manuals
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia (click on the award in question, then the left-hand navigation for “Committee Members”)
• ALSC Bylaws
Bylaws are found in both the ALSC Handbook and the Division Leadership Manual; use the links listed above.
• ALSC Policies for Service on Award Committees
Each award’s policy is found in its manual and on the member page under each award page (e.g. http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottcomm/caldecottcommittee)
• ALSC Committee Volunteer Form
The ALSC home page at http://www.ala.org/alsc, under the “For Members” drop-down menu. It is an online form and requires your member login. The timeline, details, and tips about the appointment process is also on the website.
• ALSC Meeting and Program Schedules at Annual and Midwinter
http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (you’ll need to log in)
Forms needed by committee chairs are available online under “About ALSC,” “Committees,” then “forms” or in the Division Leadership Manual using the link above.
• ALSC Blog
• ALSC Wiki
• ALSC Electronic Discussion Lists
• Strategic Plan