ALA/SAA/AAM Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums (CALM)

Charge

*To foster and develop ways and means of effecting closer cooperation among the organizations;
*encourage the establishment of common standards;
*undertake such activities as are assigned to the committee by either of its parent bodies;
*initiate programs of a relevant and timely nature at the annual meetings of one or more parent bodies either through direct Combined Committee sponsorship or by forwarding particular program plans to the appropriate unit of one or more parent bodies for action; and
*refer matters of common concern to appropriate committees of ALA, SAA or AAM.

ALA Member Roster

Beth Turcy Kilmarx (ACRL Rep, ALA CALM, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Elizabeth Call (Co-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Elizabeth Call (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Jeanne M. Drewes (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Natalie Marie Lopez (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Melissa A. Torres (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Sara Marie DeWaay (Intern, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 08/28/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

SAA Members

Su Kim Chung (SAA co-chair)

Ms. Daria D'Arienzo, CA, FSAA, MBA (SAA Rep)

Ms. Sarah R Demb, MLIS (SAA Rep)

Ms. Jean Louise Root Green (SAA Rep)

Ms. Jessica L. Lacher-Feldman, MA, MLS, CA (SAA Rep)

Nancy Perkin Beaumont (SAA Staff liaison)

Ms. Elisabeth Kaplan (SAA Council liaison)

AAM Members

Nik Honeysett (AAM co-chair)

Philip M. Katz (AAM staff liaison)

Composition

The membership consists of fifteen members, five from each association. Co-chairs appointed by each association biennally for two-year terms.

ALA/SAA/AAM Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums

CALM, the Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, is a joint committee of the American Library Association (ALA), the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM; formerly the American Association of Museums).

Organizational Websites

Following are links to the homepages of the three organizations that make up CALM:

ALA

SAA

AAM

Origin

CALM History

Established by the ALA Executive Board in 1970 as a special committee and extended by the Board in 1972 for another two years. Upon recommendation of the Committee on Organization, the ALA Council, at its July, 1974, meeting, established the committee as a Standing Joint Committee. The membership consisted of ten members, five from each association. Co-chairs appointed by each association biennially for two-year terms. Prior to 1985, the chair alternated biennially between ALA and SAA. Upon recommendation of the Committee on Organization, the ALA Council, at its January 2003, meeting renamed the committee as the American Library Association/Society of American Archivists/American Association of Museums Joint Committee (ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee). In 2012, the AAM retained its acronym but changed its name to the American Alliance of Museums, and so the committee is now the American Library Association/Society of American Archivists/American Alliance of Museums Joint Committee (ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee). The membership consists of fifteen members, five from each association. Co-chairs appointed by each association biennially for two-year terms.

Staff Liaison

Contact Information

For general questions concerning CALM, please email us at calm@ala.org.  An official roster of CALM members is maintained on the SAA website; member name, term, and institutional affiliation is available to everyone but a log-in is required to view member contact information.