United for Libraries Committees
United for Libraries members may serve on a variety of division level committees. If you would like to serve on a committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
United for Libraries group members are not ALA members, and therefore cannot serve on committees. If you are currently an United for Libraries group member and wish to purchase ALA/United for Libraries membership, please call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161, or email email@example.com.
Annual Conference Program Committee
To develop, coordinate and implement programs sponsored by United for Libraries at Annual Conferences that specifically address, both collectively and separately, the issues and concerns of library Trustees, Friends of Libraries and Library Foundations; to receive conference program requests and review them for adherence to established procedures, elimination of duplications, and budgets. To submit program requests along with the committee’s recommendations to the United for Libraries Board for approval.
To assess and recommend to the board winners of various awards and grants issued by United for Libraries throughout the year.
Legislation, Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom Committee
To work closely with the ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, Washington Office, and Office of Intellectual Freedom to identify and encourage library advocate and United for Libraries member response to library legislation and issues of intellectual freedom. To promote national legislative action as needed on the United for Libraries listservs; to write appropriate articles and press releases for the United for Libraries newsletter and website; to advise the Annual Conference Program Committee on appropriate programs for legislation, intellectual freedom, and advocacy – especially those that are co-sponsorship opportunities with the Office for Library Advocacy, the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and other ALA Divisions and Units as appropriate.
Newsletter & Website Advisory Committee
To monitor the United for Libraries website and newsletter, The Voice, for quality of content and design; to solicit articles of interest to membership; to make recommendations to United for Libraries staff for website development and use; and newsletter content and structure.
To promote and publicize leadership opportunities in United for Libraries. To prepare a slate for the open positions for United for Libraries Board approval and inclusion in the ALA election ballot.
PLA Conference Program Committee
To develop and submit programs to the PLA National Conference Committee that will specifically address the issues and concerns of library Trustees, Friends and Foundations; to implement such programs upon PLA approval and acceptance of these submittals. These committee members serve a two-year term.
United for Libraries Leaders Orientation Committee
To design an Annual Conference program for all incoming United for Libraries leader volunteers that will assist them in their work on behalf of United for Libraries and further their understanding of the United for Libraries division and its policies and procedures.
United for Libraries members may access the roster of United for Libraries committee members and the list of minimum expectations in PDF format. If you are a member of a committee you can interact with other members of your committee in ALAConnect and through your committee listservs.