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

Megan Kathleen Beard (Chair, July 1, 2015, to February 29, 2016)
Tania P. Bardyn (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Mrs. Stephanie M. Eames (Member, July 1, 2015, to September 12, 2016)
Susan G. Hess (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Liana Juliano (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Miriam C. Nauenburg (Member, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)
Ms. Fallon Bleich (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Sarah McHone-Chase (Legislation Representative, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Whitney Sakakibara (Intern, July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2017)

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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 ODLOS Advisory Committee Chair
  • 6 members at large to be selected by the ALA President-elect

Staff Liaison

Jody Gray

Director, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
jgray@ala.org