ALA Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC)

Charge

  • To advise the Association and the ALA Chief Information Technology Officer on the priorities and strategies that promote utilization and continued development of ALA technology products and services.
  • To provide oversight for major technology transitions, monitor important industry or technical trends and advise on the development, implementation and monitoring of the ALA technology infrastructure, cybersecurity framework, data governance, disaster recovery and IT internal control practice.
  • To advocate for universal access and superior user experience with ALA online content and services.
  • To develop, review and recommend to Council policies for the application of information technology products and services, and to provide advice to the ALA Chief Information Technology Officer responsible for implementing such policies and guidelines.
  • To make recommendations on the reconciliation of differing strategic plans with a technology component or impact from ALA and its divisions.
  • To provide an ongoing channel for member communication by working closely with other units, committees, and offices of the association.
  • To participate in the evaluation and testing of technology products and services used by Association members or by the public.

Roster

Edward L. Sanchez (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Charles E. McAuley, IV (ALA Publications Liaison, September 28, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Chulin Meng (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mary E. Morgan Ryan (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Frank J. Skornia (Core Representative, October 6, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Steven D. Yates (Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Stacy Michelle Brown (AASL Representative, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
LaMoya Burks (YALSA Representative, September 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Toby Greenwalt (PLA Representative, September 28, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Kathy Kosinski (United For Libraries Representative, September 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Danielle A. Shapiro (ALSC Representative, May 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Anne M. Sleeman (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Jerry Yarnetsky (RUSA Representative, September 14, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Lilian Calix (Committee Associate, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Tao You (Committee Associate, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Shakir Akbari (Staff Liaison, April 12, 2022, to June 30, 2030)
Ms. Rebecca Headrick (Staff Liaison, September 28, 2022, to June 29, 2050)
Sherri L. Vanyek (Staff Liaison, June 1, 2017, to May 31, 2050)
Sherri Vanyek (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to July 30, 2050)

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Composition

ITAC is composed of 12 members. Its charge calls for them to serve two-year, staggered terms. It includes a chairperson appointed annually by the ALA President-elect. Classification of its members:
  • 1 member from each of divisions, to be selected by the appointing officer of the divisions
  • 1 member selected by the Round Table Coordinating Committee, rotated among the round tables
  • 1 member selected by the Publishing Committee
  • 2 members-at-large selected by the appointing officer

The primary staff liaison is the director of IT.