ALA Publishing Committee
To set the framework within which ALA publishing operates by overseeing the publishing activities in all formats (print, electronic, etc.) of ALA and its publishing services department by establishing liaisons with the publishing activities of all committees and units of the association, by educating these committees and units regarding ALA publishing policies and the use of the ALA imprint, and by mediating conflicting publishing policies among these committees and units. To provide budgetary oversight to the ALA publishing services department and make recommendations to appropriate association budget and planning committees. To recommend policies on publishing products and services for the approval of council. The ALA publishing committee has the responsibility for control of the ALA imprint. To implement this charge, the publishing committee will: set the framework within which ALA publishing operates; recommend policies on publishing products and services, including the use of the ALA imprint, for the approval of council; advise and assist all committees and units of the association in their publishing activities. Provide budgetary oversight and make recommendations to appropriate association budget and planning committees. The Publishing Committee administers the Carnegie-Whitney grant.
The ALA Publishing Committee consists of ten members and two interns who are appointed by the ALA Appointing Officer, serving two year staggered terms, led by a chairperson who is appointed annually.