ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC)

Charge

To develop and recognize chapters as integral components of ALA. To encourage discussion, activities and programs that support the mutual interests of ALA and the chapters. To advise when requested on proposals and actions of other ALA units that may affect chapters. To provide a forum wherein chapters can share ideas and concerns of common interest and identify common needs and goals. To communicate these chapter needs and goals to ALA and ALA goals, programs and priorities to the chapters. To encourage and maintain a cooperative and supportive relationship among ALA, its units, and the chapters. To formulate and review periodically requirements for chapter status. To serve as an advisory committee to the Chapter Relations Office.

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Roster

Brianna Hoffman
(Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025)
Otter Bowman
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Joy Bridwell
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Crystal R. Gates
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Nirmal Lawrence Gomes
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Sam Cordell Helmick
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Brianna Hoffman
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Elizabeth N. Johnson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Rebecca L. Moorman
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Leah Richardson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Estella Terrazas
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Megan Frost
(Committee Associate, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Travis Goode
(Committee Associate, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Sam Cordell Helmick
(Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Michael Dowling
(Staff Liaison, June 30, 2020, to July 31, 2099)
Jon Martin
(Staff Liaison, May 25, 2022, to December 31, 2099)

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Resources

CRO Answers

Information and resources related to the Chapter Relations Office.

Chapter Answers

Information and resources for and about Chapters.

Chapter Councilor Answers

Information and resources for and about ALA Chapter Councilors.

Student Chapter Answers

Information and resources for and about ALA Student Chapters.

Webinars

Free webinars on advocacy, Chapter leaders orientation, Money Smart Week, and more.

Agendas, 2010-

2018

2018 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2017

2017 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2016

2016 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2015

2015 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2014

2014 ALA Annual Conference (Word)

2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2013

2013 Annual Conference (Word)

2013 Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2012

2012 Annual Conference (Word)

2012 Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2011

2011 Annual Conference (Word)

2011 Midwinter Meeting (Word)

2010

2010 Annual Conference (Word)

2010 Midwinter Meeting (Word)

Composition

Eleven (11) Members, which includes the Chair. To be eligible to be a member of the Chapter Relations Committee, an individual must be an ALA member who is also a member of an ALA Chapter or Divisional Affiliate. In addition, eight (8) of the eleven (11) members should have state library association (Chapter) leadership or committee experience.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

Eleven (11) Members, which includes the Chair. To be eligible to be a member of the Chapter Relations Committee, an individual must be an ALA member who is also a member of an ALA Chapter or Divisional Affiliate. In addition, eight (8) of the eleven (11) members should have state library association (Chapter) leadership or committee experience.

Chapter Leaders Forum

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet together and prepares them to lead their association. The forum presents topics of interest to chapter leaders, including association management, advocacy, conference planning, social media, and membership development and retention.