ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC)

Charge

To develop and recognize chapters as integral components of ALA. To encourage discussion, activities and programs that support the mutual interests of ALA and the chapters. To advise when requested on proposals and actions of other ALA units that may affect chapters. To provide a forum wherein chapters can share ideas and concerns of common interest and identify common needs and goals. To communicate these chapter needs and goals to ALA and ALA goals, programs and priorities to the chapters. To encourage and maintain a cooperative and supportive relationship among ALA, its units, and the chapters. To formulate and review periodically requirements for chapter status. To serve as an advisory committee to the Chapter Relations Office.
 
 

Roster

Ms. Susan L. Jennings (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Susan J. Schmidt (Chair, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017)
Nancy J. Weiner (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017)
Mr. Steven K. Bowers (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Melissa M. Brooks (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Cynthia Czesak (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Kristine L. Ferry (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Terri L. Grief (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Julee A. Hammer (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Carol Hanan (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Carey D. Hartmann (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Jillian K. Hayes (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Patricia Hofmann (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Amy Spence Lappin (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Patti McCall (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Mr. Louis Munoz, Jr (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Mr. David Gilbert Schappert (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Susan J. Schmidt (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Lisa R. Varga (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Ms. Dana Lucile Jemison (ALCTS Representative, May 31, 2013, to July 31, 2017)
Mr. Steven Bailey (Intern, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. LaMoya Nicole Burks (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Jillian K. Hayes (Intern, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
James G. Neal (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Patty Wong (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 14, 2017, to July 14, 2019)
Michael Dowling (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2014, to June 3, 2020)
Donald Wood (Staff Liaison, February 20, 2009, to November 24, 2050)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/23/2017. Last retrieved on 07/23/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

CRO Answers
Information and resources related to the  Chapter Relations Office.

Chapter Answers
Information and resources for and about Chapters.

Chapter Councilor Answers
Information and resources for and about ALA Chapter Councilors.

Student Chapter Answers
Information and resources for and about ALA Student Chapters.

Webinars
Free webinars on advocacy, Chapter leaders orientation, Money Smart Week, and more.

Composition

Eleven (11) Members, which includes the Chair. To be eligible to be a member of the Chapter Relations Committee, an individual must be an ALA member who is also a member of an ALA Chapter or Divisional Affiliate. In addition, eight (8) of the eleven (11) members should have state library association (Chapter) leadership or committee experience.

Chapter Leaders Forum

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet together and prepares them to lead their association. The forum presents topics of interest to chapter leaders, including association management, advocacy, conference planning, social media, and membership development and retention.