Chapter Relations Office


The Chapter Relations Office promotes a sense of identification between the national Association and the 57 ALA Chapters; facilitates communication between the Chapters and all ALA units; coordinates leadership development for Chapter officers, Chapter Councilors, chief paid staff members, and other Chapter leaders; strengthens membership promotion activities for ALA and the Chapters; coordinates with the ALA Student Chapters and helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout the ALA. In addition to CRO, the interests of Chapters are represented within ALA by the Chapter Relations Committee (CRC), which meets each Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and serves as an advisory committee to the CRO. See CRO Answers, Chapter Answers, Chapter Councilor Answers, and Student Chapter Answers, or find them all at Find Your Answers.

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