Chapter Relations Committee
History and Composition: Established by the ALA Council upon recommendation of the ALA Executive Board on January 11, 1967. Functions revised in January, 1982. Size of committee revised at 1998 Midwinter Meeting in Council action. COMMITTEE THEREFORE NOW CONSISTS OF ELEVEN MEMBERS. CHAIRPERSON APPOINTED ANNUALLY.
Charge: The purpose of the Chapter Relations Committee is to develop and recognize Chapters as integral components of ALA; to encourage discussion, activities and programs that support the mutual interests of ALA and the Chapters; to advise when requested on proposals and actions of other ALA units that may affect Chapters; to provide a forum wherein Chapters can share ideas and concerns of common interest and identify common needs and goals; to communicate these Chapter needs and goals to ALA and ALA goals, programs and priorities to the Chapters; to encourage and maintain a cooperative and supportive relationship among ALA, its units, and the Chapters; to formulate and review periodically requirements for Chapter status; and to serve as an advisory committee to the Chapter Relations Office.