Skip Navigation ALA Home ALA FAQ ALA home Contact Us Sitemap Support ALA Join ALA Login
libraries and youEducation & CareersAwards & ScholarshipsOur AssociationIssues & Advocacy
Professional ToolsEventsProducts & PublicationsNews
Our Association
  ALA Governing and Strategic Documents
  Conference Services
  Discussion Groups
  Governance Office
   ALA Election Info
   Executive Board
    Executive Board Actions
    Conference Call Notes
    Attendance and Voting
    Executive Board Meeting Agendas
    Executive Board Conference Call Agendas
    Executive Board Committees
    Executive Board Directory
    Executive Board Documents
    Executive Board Meeting Schedule
   Past Presidents
   ALA Financial Information
  My ALA
  Other Groups and Organizations
  Round Tables
  Annual Report
  ALA Handbook of Organization 2007-2008
  ALA Web Site Resources
  ALA Member Directory
Opens new window to print this page

Executive Board Committees

Below is a description of the committees of the ALA Executive Board. 


Consists of the president of the Association (who serves as chair), the president-elect, the immediate past president, the treasurer, and (ex officio) the executive director. The committee carries out administrative functions on behalf of the Association and the Board; reviews and discusses administrative and policy issues that need to be brought to the attention of the full Board; approves Board agendas, meeting times, and dates; reviews and brings to the full Board for approval the dates, sites, and schedules for ALA conferences; performs ceremonial activities as representatives of ALA; handles administrative communications of the organization and the Board; recommends ALA's relationships with external organizations and individuals; brings recommendations regarding nominations and appointments to the full Board for approval; reviews and approves calls for votes between meetings; performs other duties as required.
Ch., Loriene Roy (2008); James R. Rettig (2010); Leslie Burger (2008); Rodney M. Hersberger (2010); exec. dir., Keith Michael Fiels; staff liaison, JoAnne Kempf.


Consists of the treasurer (who serves as chair), three other Board members, and the chair of BARC (ex officio). The committee suggests measures to build the Association's financial resources; provides the Executive Board with interpretation of financial data needed for administrative decisions; serves as liaison to the endowment trustees; oversees the audit review; reviews the treasurer's report; reviews and interprets reports from the Endowment trustees and BARC; reviews financial projections; considers other matters related to accounting standards, finances, and budget; makes recommendations to the Executive Board regarding the fiscal management of the Association; performs other general fiscal duties of the Executive Board as necessary.
Ch., Rodney M. Hersberger (2010); Patricia Smith (2008); Roberta Stevens (2008); Larry Romans (2008); BARC ch., Marilyn Hinshaw; staff liaison, Gregory L. Calloway.


All receipts from life memberships and all gifts for endowment purposes are in the custody of 3 trustees, one of whom is elected by the Executive Board annually, for a 3-year term. The trustees have the authority to hold, invest, reinvest, and disburse endowment funds as directed by the Executive Board. (Constitution, Article IX, Section 1.)
Chair, Robert Newlen (2008); Daniel Bradbury (2009); John Vitali (2010); Bd. liaison, Rodney M. Hersberger (2010); staff liaison, Gregory L. Calloway.


Consists of no more than four members, to include an officer and two or three members of the Board.  Board members must serve at least one full year on the Board before being appointed to the Board Effectiveness Committee and serve on the Committee for two years.  The committee monitors and reviews Board effectiveness and makes and implements recommendations and activities to that end. 
Ch., Leslie Burger (2008); Terri G. Kirk (2009); Patricia Smith (2008); Roberta Stevens (2009).


Consists of three members to work with staff in the ALA Development Office throughout the development of the relationship between ALA and the organization or sponsor.
Ch., Leslie Burger (2008); Terri G. Kirk (2009); Rodney M. Hersberger (2010).


50 E. Huron Chicago, IL 60611 Call Us Toll Free 1-800-545-2433

©2007 American Library Association. Copyright Statement
View our Privacy Policy. For questions or comments about the Web site, complete the Feedback Form.
FAQ   Member and Customer Service   Events Calendar
ALA Executive Board committees, committees of the Executive Board, Executive Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Partnerships and Sponsorships Committee, Endowment Trustees, Executive Committee, Board Effectiveness Committee
Description of the committees of the ALA Executive Board.