Committee on Organization (COO)


To advise and assist regarding structural and organizational concerns in ALA. To recommend to council the establishment or discontinuance of divisions, round tables, membership initiative groups, ALA committees, assemblies and joint committees, as the needs of the association may require. To define the functions of these units, subject to the approval of council. To recommend to council the establishment, including the name and size, of other standing committees to consider matters of the association that require continuity of attention by the members. To recommend to executive board the appropriate unit to appoint official representatives to outside organizations. To receive notification of the formation of interdivisional committees.


Ms. Amanda Musacchio (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Eric D. Suess (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Sha Li Zhang (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Paolo P. Gujilde (Intern, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Kerri Price (Staff Liaison, July 23, 2012, to June 30, 2017)

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The Committee on Organization consists of 13 members for two-year staggered terms; chairperson appointed annually.