Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

Charge

To review issues and challenges facing rural, native and tribal libraries of all kinds; to collaborate with other ALA units addressing the needs of rural communities; and to serve as an advocate for and partner with libraries serving rural, tribal and native populations.

Roster

Allison Waukau
(Chair, November 27, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Tiffany N. Chavis
(Member, November 27, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Rayna Hartz
(Member, November 27, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Morna Bridget Hilderbrand
(Member, November 28, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Cassandra E. Osterloh
(Member, November 27, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Barbara G. Walters
(Member, December 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Kathy Carroll
(Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Peggy A. Billing
(Committee Associate, December 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Kevin Strowder
(Staff Liaison, October 28, 2021, to June 30, 2025)

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Composition

The Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee shall consist of 15 members, including a chair to be appointed annually by the ALA President-elect:

  • 1 member from the American Indian Library Association, appointed by the AILA president
  • 1 member from PLA, appointed by the PLA presiding officer
  • 1 member from AASL, appointed by the AASL presiding officer
  • 1 member appointed by the chair of the Legislation Committee, Washington office
  • 1 member appointed by the ODLOS Advisory Committee Chair
  • 6 members at large to be selected by the ALA President-elect
  • 2 committee associates with two-year, staggered terms
  • 1 member appointed by ARSL presiding officer
  • 1 member appointed by ABOS presiding officer
Subcommitees and Task Forces

n/a

Staff Liaison

Amber Hayes

Communications and Outreach Program Officer

Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

ahayes@ala.org