Appointments Committee

Charge

The Appointments Committee is a standing committee that assists the LITA President Elect in finding the best possible LITA members to appoint LITA’s standing committees and task forces, as well as representatives to other ALA committees, with respect to:

  • Relevant professional experience
  • Diversity of background and life experience
  • Current LITA and ALA involvement

Members of the Appointments Committee should have been LITA members for at least one year and have served on a committee or task force within ALA or one of the divisions, or as a representative to an ALA committee. In addition, Appointment Committee members should have excellent networking skills and ideally be involved in the activities of another division or the ALA parent organization.

The LITA Appointments Committee will be chaired by the LITA President Elect and will consist of 3-6 members with two-year overlapping terms. Members may not serve successive terms. The Committee will receive assistance from a staff liaison and the LITA President will serve as the Committee's Board liaison.

Roster

Abigail H. Goben (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Kevin Herrera (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Eric Phetteplace (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Berika Williams (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mark A. Beatty (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 11/21/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Appointments Committee shall be composed of a chair who will be the LITA President-Elect and 3 to 6 additional members with two-year overlapping terms. In addition to the chair and members, the committee will receive assistance from an ALA staff liaison and the LITA President will serve as the committee's board liaison. 

Members of the Appointments Committee are prohibited from serving successive terms. 
 
Members of the Appointments Committee shall have been LITA members for at least one year and have served on a committee or task force within ALA or one of the divisions, or as a representative to an ALA committee. In addition, appointment committee members should have excellent networking skills and ideally be involved in the activities of another division or the ALA parent organization.
 

Origin

The Appointments Committee began in 2016. 

Get Involved

LITA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on this committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee, be able to participate in Committee meetings when scheduled, e.g., Annual Conferences, Midwinter Meetings, or other times of the year as needed and, be able to contribute to the activities of the committee Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out the application form. Generally, appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1, for two year terms. Exceptions to this include the LITA National Forum Planning Committee (18 months before the Forum through the December after the Forum), the Nominating Committee (18 months before the election through the election) and, the Awards and Scholarships committees (one year terms).