Recruitment Assembly


To facilitate communication about activities related to recruiting for the profession among ALA units and other groups. To foster coordination and cooperation of recruitment efforts among ALA units and other groups. To avoid unnecessary duplication and enhance individual and collective recruitment efforts. To develop a multi-year systematic national recruitment plan. To make recommendations for recruitment policies, programs, publications, or other activities to appropriate bodies. To communicate with other national library/information organizations with an interest in recruitment. To report to and advise the HRDR advisory committee and office on issues and activities related to recruitment.


Ms. Betsy Appleton (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Beatrice Calvin (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2020)
Lorelle R. Swader (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2016. Last retrieved on 11/30/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Representatives are appointed by ALA units and affiliates with recruitment-related concerns and members-at-large who are also dedicated to recruitment and retention issues of the library workforce. Meetings are held each Midwinter and Annual Conference.