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

Patricia A. Tumulty (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Robert E. Banks (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Karen G. Burke (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
J. Drusilla Carter (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Lauren Andrea Comito (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Judith A. Gibbons (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Kathleen Hage (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Debbie A. Herman (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mr. Robert Michael James (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mrs. Valerie Kocin (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Linden Renner (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Dr. Jill Rooker (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mrs. Cindy Singer (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Elaine Elizabeth Tai-Lauria (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Mrs. Erin Elizabeth Chapman (Intern, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mrs. Alexia Hudson-Ward (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)

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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.