For immediate release | August 13, 2013

Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2014 - 2015

CHICAGO — Courtney L. Young, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2014-2015 term (terms start on July 1, 2014). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with notifications sent out in early spring, 2014. Young chairs both the Committee on Appointments (COAppt ) and Committee on Committees (COC).

The online committee volunteer form ( opens on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, and closes on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select "ALA" in the drop-down menu on the main form to volunteer for both ALA and Council committees).

Serving on an ALA or Council committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities and experience in working on specific association topics.

Volunteers are sought for the following committees: Accreditation; American Libraries Advisory; Awards; Budget, Analysis and Review; Chapter Relations; Conference; Constitution and Bylaws; Council Orientation; Diversity; Education; Election; Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory; Information Technology Policy Advisory; Intellectual Freedom; International Relations; Legislation; Library Advocacy; Literacy; Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory; Membership; Membership Meetings; Organization; Policy Monitoring (current Council members only); Professional Ethics; Public and Cultural Programs Advisory; Public Awareness; Publishing; Research and Statistics; Resolutions; Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Scholarships and Study Grants; Status of Women in Librarianship; Training, Orientation and Leadership Development; Website Advisory; ALA-Children’s Book Council (Joint); and ALA-Society of American Archivists-Association of American of Museums (Joint).

For technical assistance or for more information on the committee appointments process, contact Kerri Price, COAppt. and COC staff liaison (


Kerri Price

Executive Board Secretariat