Committee charges and rosters are included under each committee. To volunteer for an ALA or Council committee, click here. To volunteer for a division or roundtable committee, please click on the appropriate divisions or round tables committee.
ALA has standing, special, interdivisional, joint and ad hoc committees. Standing committees are designated as committees of the Association or committees of Council. Each division and round table also may create committees and other working groups to carry out the work of the division or round table.
Appointments to committees of the Association are made by the ALA president-elect, who chairs and acts on the advice of the Committee on Appointments. Committees of the Association include:
Appointments to committees of Council are made by the Council Committee on Committees, in cooperation with the ALA president-elect who, as chair of the Committee on Committees, appoints the chairpersons of Council committees. Committees of Council include:
The following joint committees have been established by Council action in accordance with Bylaws Article VIII, Section 5. Joint committees are of two types: (1) those established between ALA and an outside organization, in which case the ALA Executive Board is the appointing authority (the Board may ask a unit of the Association to name representatives to the joint committee) and (2) those established between a unit of ALA and an outside organization, in which case the appointing authority is the designated unit.