ALA Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC)

Charge

To develop, review and recommend to Council policies for the ALA application of information technology products and services.  To provide advice to the ALA Executive Director responsible for implementing such policies and guidelines.  To recommend editorial or structural guidelines for the ALA website.  To recommend guidelines for best practices for software used by ALA. To provide an ongoing channel for member communication by working closely with other units, committees and offices of the association.  To make recommendations concerning technical issues or changes to ALA’s IT infrastructure, including evaluating, testing and implementing technology products and services used by Association members or by the public.

To make recommendations on the reconciliation of differing strategic plans from ALA and its divisions. To advise the Association on priorities and strategies that promote utilization and continued development of ALA technology products and services, including the ALA website. To advise on priority setting for competing projects.  To make recommendations on how the divisions can work together under a more cohesive umbrella and share technology solutions that are vital to each division. To perform testing and evaluations of technology implementations to provide input on the user interface, designs, and best practices.

Roster

Crystal Chen (Publications Chair, September 23, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Edward L. Sanchez (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Edward L. Sanchez (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Gina Seymour (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Libré Booker (Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
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)
Mary E. Morgan Ryan (AASL Representative, December 2, 2021, to July 31, 2023)
Ms. Danielle A. Shapiro (ALSC Representative, May 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Anne M. Sleeman (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Jerry Yarnetsky (RUSA Representative, September 14, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Cindy Li (Committee Associate, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Tao You (Committee Associate, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Shakir Akbari (Staff Liaison, April 12, 2022, to June 30, 2030)
Rebecca Headrick (Staff Liaison, September 28, 2022, to June 29, 2050)
Sherri Vanyek (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to July 30, 2050)
Sherri L. Vanyek (Staff Liaison, June 1, 2017, to May 31, 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.