Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

Charge

To review issues and challenges facing rural, native and tribal libraries of all kinds; to collaborate with other ALA units addressing the needs of rural communities; and to serve as an advocate for and partner with libraries serving rural, tribal and native populations.

Roster

Jennifer Lee Peterson (Chair, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Naomi Bishop (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Carlene S. Engstrom (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Veronica Isabella Franco (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Jennifer E. Manning (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Jennifer Lee Peterson (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Mr. Christopher Brent Strange (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Aliza Allen Leventhal (Intern, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Omar Jerome Poler (Intern, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Mr. Stephen L. Matthews (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
Mrs. Andrea Berstler (Ad hoc Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012)
John D. Hales, Jr. (Ad hoc Member, June 30, 2011, to July 1, 2012)
Mr. Darren Tanaka (Ad hoc Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Miguel A. Figueroa (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2009, to May 29, 2012)
Elliot R. Mandel (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to September 14, 2012)

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Composition

The Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee shall consist of 11 members, including a chair to be appointed annually by the ALA President-elect:

  • 1 member from the American Indian Library Association, appointed by the AILA president
  • 1 member from PLA, appointed by the PLA presiding officer
  • 1 member from AASL, appointed by the AASL presiding officer
  • 1 member appointed by the chair of the Legislation Committee, Washington office
  • 1 member appointed by the OLOS Advisory Committee Chair
  • 6 members at large to be selected by the ALA President-elect