Report to the PLA Board of Directors

Committee/Advisory Group/Task Force report to be included on the PLA Board of Directors Meeting Consent Agenda

Due March 15 (for the Spring Board Meeting) and September 1 (for the Fall Board Meeting) each year. If these dates fall on Saturday or Sunday, the deadline will be the following Monday.

The purpose of this report is to bring the Board up to date on your work and to tie it to the PLA Strategic Plan. This report is not intended to be exhaustive, so please keep your responses as brief and concise as possible. This report will be included in the PLA Board consent agenda for the Spring Board meeting and the Fall Board meeting, which will be posted to the PLA Public Resource Library site on ALA Connect. Also, your report will be automatically posted to the PLA Committee/Advisory Group/Task Force Reports portal, where it will be publicly accessible. Please note: if you have an action item for the Board's consideration, i.e., an item that requires Board approval to move forward due to policy and/or financial implications or request of a special nature, please contact the PLA office no later than 48 hours prior to the Board meeting and preferably sooner.

Does not include PLA Award Juries, Budget & Finance Committee, or Nominating Committees.

Report Instructions

If you wish to complete your report over multiple sessions, then you must click on the “Save Draft and Continue Later” link on the report form in order to save your in-process report and return to it later. After doing so, you will receive a link to your in-process report. Please bookmark this link in your web browser. You also have the option to enter your email address to receive the link via email. Please note, this link will expire after thirty days, so you must return to the report and complete it within that timeframe.

Click the "Submit to PLA Board" button only when you have completely finished the report. After clicking "Submit to PLA Board" your report will be confirmed with a "thank you" screen. You will also receive a copy of your report via email.

For your convenience, listed below are the questions that comprise the report:

  • Committee/group name (select from pull-down menu)
  • Chair name
  • Chair email address
  • Staff liaison (select from pull-down menu)
  • This report represents work done April–August or September–March (select one)
  • How many times did your group meet during this reporting period? (select one)
  • Please summarize work accomplished, decisions made, and follow-up actions determined during this reporting period.
    • First Activity
      • Aligns with these Strategic Areas of Focus (select one or more)
    • Second Activity
      • Aligns with these Strategic Areas of Focus (select one or more)
    • Third Activity
      • Aligns with these Strategic Areas of Focus (select one or more)
    • Fourth Activity
      • Aligns with these Strategic Areas of Focus (select one or more)
    • Fifth Activity
      • Aligns with these Strategic Areas of Focus (select one or more)
  • What will your group be working on for the next six months?
  • Does the group have any policy recommendations, ideas with financial impact, or other items to bring to the PLA Board for discussion or action?
  • Do you have any suggestions for future products or resources (excluding conference programs) to be developed based on your group's work?
  • Are there other PLA/ALA committees your group might collaborate with to benefit the work of all?
  • Have there been any issues related to meeting participation/attendance for any of the group’s members? (select one)
  • Is there anything PLA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work?

Next Step

Go to the report form – If you're ready to start your report