ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Charge

To have full responsibility for the association's total legislative program on all levels: federal, state, and local. To recommend legislative policy and programs for council approval and to take the necessary steps for implementation. To protest any legislative or executive policy adversely affecting libraries. To seek rulings and interpretations of laws and regulations affecting the welfare and development of libraries. To represent the ALA before the executive and legislative branches of government as required at all levels. To provide a forum within ALA to gather information about needed legislation and to keep all units of the association informed of the ALA legislative programs. To direct the activities of all units of the association in matters relating to legislation.

Roster

Vivian R. Wynn (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Clara Nalli Bohrer (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Eboni M. Henry (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Debra E. Kachel (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Bowie Kotrla (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Debra Kay Logan (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Kari R. Mitchell (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Jenna Nemec-Loise (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Adi Redzic (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Joan Ress Reeves (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Patty Saidenberg (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Maureen Sullivan (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. Christian Zabriskie (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Denise M. Zielinski (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Michelle Kathleen Dunaway (Intern, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Amelia Alyce Kallaher (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Maureen Sullivan (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 15, 2013, to July 15, 2014)
Adam M. Eisgrau (Staff, May 14, 2014, to September 14, 2014)

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Composition

To consist of 18 members having staggered terms. Chairpersons are appointed annually. Each year the president-elect of ALA appoints the chair and new members to fill the staggered terms of about half of the COL membership.