PLA Committees

Serving on a PLA committee is a rewarding experience that will also help you expand your professional development and networking base. The PLA Conference, PLA Award winners, and Public Libraries magazine (just to name a few) are all direct outcomes of the participation of our members on PLA committees. All PLA members are urged to apply. We need the talent and skill of dedicated professionals like you!


Each spring, the PLA president-elect will appoint PLA members to the committees, advisory groups, and award juries you see listed below. If you are interested in volunteering to serve on one of these groups, please fill out the Committee Volunteer Form (you will need your ALA login). Please note that PLA is not able to accommodate all volunteer requests; however we will keep your name and committee preferences for two years to allow for two rounds of committee appointments. Feel free to call the PLA office at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA (5752) for more information.

Committees, Task Forces, Advisory Groups and Awards Juries

PLA committees, task forces, advisory groups, and awards juries meet at ALA Annual Conference and the ALA Midwinter Meeting.


Task Forces

Advisory Groups

Awards Juries

PLA’s Representative and Liaison Positions

ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group
ALA Chapter Relations Committee
ALA Committee on Professional Ethics
ALA Conference Program Coordinating Team
ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group
ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee
ALA Legislation Assembly
ALA Literacy Assembly
ALA Planning and Budget Assembly
ALA Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee
ALA Website Advisory Committee
Carnegie/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award Jury
Freedom to Read Foundation