Volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for 2016 - 2017

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/21/2015


Kerri Price

Executive Board Secretariat




CHICAGO — Julie Todaro, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2016-2017 term (terms start on July 1, 2016). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with notifications sent out in early spring, 2016. Todaro chairs both the Committee on Appointments (COAppt) and the Committee on Committees (COC).

The online committee volunteer form opens on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, and closes on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select "ALA" in the drop-down menu on the main form to volunteer for both ALA and Council committees).

Serving on an ALA or Council committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities and experience in working on specific association topics.

Volunteers are sought for the following committees: Accreditation; American Libraries Advisory; Awards; Budget, Analysis and Review; Chapter Relations; Conference; Constitution and Bylaws; Council Orientation (current or former ALA Councilors are desired); Diversity; Education; Election; Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory; Information Technology Policy Advisory; Intellectual Freedom; International Relations; Legislation; Library Advocacy; Literacy; Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory; Membership; Membership Meetings; Organization; Policy Monitoring (only ALA Councilors with terms through 2018 may serve); Professional Ethics; Public and Cultural Programs Advisory; Public Awareness; Publishing; Research and Statistics; Resolutions (must have experience as an ALA Councilor or have served on a Council Committee); Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Scholarships and Study Grants; Status of Women in Librarianship; Training, Orientation and Leadership Development; Website Advisory; ALA-Children’s Book Council (Joint); and ALA-Society of American Archivists-Association of American of Museums (Joint).

For technical assistance or for more information on the committee appointments process, contact Kerri Price, COAppt. and COC staff liaison (kprice@ala.org).