Conference Committee

Charge

1) To recommend additions and changes to ALA Policy A.7 (Conferences and Meetings) as appropriate; 2) To recommend policies to Council for the coordination and scheduling of conference programming and for simplification of meeting scheduling, including use of technologies; 3) To recommend to Council policies guiding the selection of Conference and Meeting sites and dates; 4) To review recommendations of specific sites and dates prior to their presentation by Conference Services to the ALA Executive Board; and 5) To recommend to Council and to ALA staff a means for communications with the membership to hear their concerns about Conference and Meeting procedures and policies.

Roster

Mr. Walter L. Betts (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Sara Kelly Johns (Executive Board Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Therese G. Bigelow (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Carla M. Land (Councilor-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jan W. Sanders (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. Aaron W. Dobbs (Division Representative, July 3, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mary Lee Hastler (Division Representative, July 3, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ken W. Stewart (Division Representative, July 3, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Kawanna Michelle Bright (Round Table Representative, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Patricia M. Hogan (Round Table Representative, June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Yuri Casas (Intern, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ta-Shire Tribbett (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Mary W. Ghikas (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015)
Paul Graller (Ex-Officio Member, June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Alicia Babcock (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Marisa Kossakowski (Staff Liaison, May 27, 2014, to June 30, 2020)
Amy McGuigan (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Carrie Mehrhoff (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2011, to June 30, 2015)

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Composition

Ten (10) Members, which includes the Chair

  • 1 representative from Executive Board;
  • 1 Exhibits Round Table representative, appointed by ERT;
  • 3 Division representatives, to be selected by the divisions in a manner which they jointly find appropriate;
  • 2 Council representatives (1 at-large, 1 chapter), to be appointed by the President-elect
  • 1 Round Table representative (excluding ERT), elected by Round Table Coordinating Committee;
  • 2 Association members appointed by the President-elect;

In addition as ex-officio members: the ALA Senior Associate Executive Director, Member Programs and Services, and the ALA Director of Conference Services

Subcommittees & Task Forces

  • Scholarship Bash Committee
  • Poster Session Committee
  • Conference Program Coordinating Team