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 the 50 ALA Student Chapters and the ALA Student-to-Staff program; and helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout the ALA.

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ALA's Conference Planning Calendar (2007-2016) includes chapter conferences. To have your ALA Chapter, ALA Affiliates, and Division conferences, Institutes, or Workshops included in this calendar, please contact the Chapter Relations Office at with the dates and location.

To subscribe to the Chapter Relations e-list, ALACRO-L, please contact a staff member listed below. To subscribe to other ALA e-lists, or visit the e-list archives, visit the ALA Mailing Lists Service

A current list of ALA-Accredited Programs (alphabetical listing) is available from the ALA Office for Accreditation.

The Chapter Relations office and Chapter Relations Committee sponsor events at ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences.

Chapter Relations Office Staff:

Michael Dowling, Director
Chapter Relations Office, 1-800-545-2433, ext. 3200

Don Wood, Program Officer
Chapter Relations Office, 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2429

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