Public Awareness Committee (PAC)


To develop programs that promote libraries and library issues nationwide. To assist ALA members in promoting their libraries at the local, state and national levels. To work closely with the ALA public information office and ALA officers, committees and units in developing and coordinating promotional and marketing programs and tools for libraries, librarians and ALA, including national library week and other national campaigns focused on the continuing support of libraries.


Sonia Alcantara-Antoine (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Nancy R. Dowd (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Pamela E. Jaskot (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 29, 2012)
Bohyun Kim (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Desiree Leary (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Kenton L. Oliver (Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Dr. Kathy S. Rosa (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 11, 2012)
Rocco A. Staino (Member, May 26, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Diane R. Chen Kelly (Board Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)

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The Public Awareness Committee consists of 10 members appointed by the Council Committee on Committees, in cooperation with the ALA president-elect, serving 2 year terms and led by a Chair, appointed annually.

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