Organizational Effectiveness


The primary function of this committee is to support the work of the organization specifically as it relates to committees, including at the direction of the board. This may include but is not limited to: developing for presentation to the board of directors a plan for the structure and function of each new committee or discussion group; acting as consult to the board by making recommendations for revision of structure or function, addition, or discontinuation of committees, discussion groups, and task forces; making recommendations to the board on organizational matters affecting ALSC as a whole, and to serve as liaison with ALA committee(s) on organization, upon request of the board; serving, upon request, in an advisory or support capacity to priority group consultants, committees, task forces, and discussion groups on organizational matters in ALSC or between ALSC and other ALA divisions; assisting in the formation, work, and support of division task forces in order to streamline work.


Tanya M. DiMaggio
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Dr. Jo Phillips
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Amy E. Sears
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Manuela Victoria Aronofsky
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Dr. Tiffeni J. Fontno
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Hyunjin Han
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Kendra Lu Jones
(Member, July 1, 2022, to July 31, 2024)
Michael P. Santangelo
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Alexandria N. Abenshon
(Consultant, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Anne Michaud
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2030)

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The Organizational Effectiveness Committee consists of five members, including two co-chairs who are appointed in alternating years. Knowledge and understanding of division's objectives, organization, and committee structure preferred. (2 Co-Chairs + 3)

Members are appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee co-chairs.


Established at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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