Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA)

Charge

To support the efforts of advocates for all types of libraries; to develop resources, networks and training materials for advocates at the local, state and national levels with particular emphasis on the grassroots level; to work closely with the office for library advocacy in collaboration with the public awareness committee, the chapter relations committee, the committee on legislation, and other ALA offices, divisions, and round tables as well as external groups to integrate advocacy efforts into the overall planning, priorities and policies of the association; and to cultivate future leadership in order to sustain and enhance the advocacy efforts of the association.

Roster

Gina J. Millsap (Chair, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016)
Lauren Andrea Comito (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Susan S. DiMattia (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Judith Dzikowski (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Rhonda K. Gould (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Dr. Majed J. Khader (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Mrs. Nancy Jo Lambert (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Daniel C. Mack (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Gina J. Millsap (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Libby Post (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Hallie Rich (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Gary L. Shaffer (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Morgan Sohl (Member, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Beth Wheeler-Dean (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Natarsha Miller (Intern, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2016)
Ms. Tracy Rose Sakon (Intern, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)

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Composition

The Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA) consists of 13 members appointed from the membership at large, serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.