Public Awareness Committee (PAC)

Charge

To develop programs that promote libraries and library issues nationwide. To assist ALA members in promoting their libraries at the local, state and national levels. To work closely with the ALA Communications and Marketing Office and ALA officers, committees and units in developing and coordinating promotional and marketing programs and tools for libraries, librarians and ALA, including National Library Week and other national campaigns focused on the continuing support of libraries.

Roster

Mr. Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Celia Avila De Santiago
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Sharrese Castillo
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Stephanie R. Freas
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Brian G. Fulton
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Loida A. Garcia-Febo
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jamie Fujiko Kurumaji
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. David Lopez
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Laura Elizabeth Mendez
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Michelle A. Robertson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Maria Lagasca
(Committee Associate, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jasmine Tran
(Committee Associate, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jan Carmichael, she/her
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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Composition

The Public Awareness Committee consists of 10 members appointed by the Council Committee on Committees, in cooperation with the ALA president-elect, serving 2 year terms and led by a Chair, appointed annually.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

The Public Awareness Committee consists of 10 members appointed by the Council Committee on Committees, in cooperation with the ALA president-elect, serving 2 year terms and led by a Chair, appointed annually.