Human Resources Management Committee

Community of Practice: Human Resources

Charge: To collect and generate information on and foster communication of best practices, emerging trends, professional competencies, and techniques regarding human resources management relevant to all types of libraries. 


Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2022)

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Our Work


  • Propose a yearly webinar or presentation at Annual
  • Periodic development of publications, media materials, or workshops

Expected Time Commitment:

  • Eight hours per year in either virtual meetings or at ALA conferences

Desired skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Experience or interest in library recruitment, supervision, employee relations, communications, resource planning, diversity and legal compliance
  • The committee membership will be representative of all types of libraries.
  • Some program planning experience preferred, but not required

Staff Contact and roles:

  • Kerry Ward,, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, committee charges/appointments, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland,, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources available:

  • Virtual meeting support
  • Community leaders
  • ALA Connect