Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee


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.


Michelle Harrell Washington (Staff Liaison, February 1, 2013, to July 1, 2017)

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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