Joint Committees

The following joint committees have been established by Council action in accordance with Bylaws Article VIII, Section 5. Joint committees are of two types: (1) those established between ALA and an outside organization, in which case the ALA Executive Board is the appointing authority (the Board may ask a unit of the Association to name representatives to the joint committee) and (2) those established between a unit of ALA and an outside organization, in which case the appointing authority is the designated unit.

See division and round table committee pages for interdivisional committees--between two or more units within ALA.

  • ALA/Beta Phi Mu Distinguished Lecture Committee
    Has oversight for developing the terms and criteria for selecting lecturers and for issuing invitations for the ALA-Beta Phi Mu Distinguished Lecturers Project.
  • ALA-CBC Joint Committee
    This committee enables the Children's Book Council and ALA to explore areas of mutual concern. It meets twice annually at CBC headquarters in New York.
  • Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM) - Joint Committee of the ALA, SAA, and AAM
    This combined committee of the American Library Association (ALA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), and American Association of Museums (AAM) recognizes the common purpose of libraries, museums, and archives to acquire, preserve, and deliver the written and graphic record of human intellect and experience by providing a forum to discussion common interests.
  • MARBI
    Machine-Readable Bibliographic Information (MARBI) Committee is the body within the American Library Association responsible for developing official ALA positions on standards for the representation in machine-readable form of bibliographic information. MARBI focuses its attention on the development of the MARC format.