Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation (AASL/ALSC/YALSA)

Charge: This joint committee will identify, develop, promote and disseminate information on effective cooperative or collaborative projects that link schools and public libraries.

Function:

  • Current membership in YALSA
  • In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
  • Maintain and update the resources that have been compiled on the ALA website
  • Develop training workshops and/or programs on cooperative or collaborative projects and present them at conferences, institutes and for other organizations serving youth.
  • Detail findings in articles and books for division publications.

The chair of the committee will rotate among the three divisions as follows:

  • 2013-14, chair will be a member of AASL, appointed by the AASL president-elect
  • 2014-15, chair will be a member of ALSC, appointed by the ALSC president-elect
  • 2015-16, chair will be a member of YALSA, appointed by the YALSA president-elect

Subsequent years will continue the same rotation.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with collaborative efforts between school and public libraries
  • Ability to work with diverse groups in a team environment

Staff Liaison:  Beth Yoke