For immediate release | August 9, 2021

Register for the inaugural ALA Virtual Volunteer Fair on September 14, 2021

The American Library Association is pleased to announce an inaugural Virtual Volunteer Fair to be held on September 14, 2021, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm CT. The fair will be an opportunity for ALA Members to drop in and speak with committee members and staff liaisons from various ALA groups that offer volunteer opportunities, including ALA Association committees, Divisions, and Round Tables. This is an opportunity for members to ask more specific questions about a committee or group’s work, time commitment, typical schedule, how to volunteer, etc!

Members should register for the event, but attendance for the full two hours is not required. Members can drop in and out as their schedule allows. The various groups will be divided into breakout sessions, and attendees will be free to move amongst the breakout sessions. ALA Staff will be available in the Zoom to assist with tech, help members move from room to room, and to answer other questions.

In order to participate fully in the breakout sessions, please ensure that you have the most-up-to-date version of Zoom. You can read about how to update your Zoom version here.

A list of the groups and corresponding breakout sessions will be emailed to registrants prior to the event, and ALA staff will also be available to assist during the Fair.

Don’t forget that members must be up to date with their membership to serve on a committee, so renew your membership today! Read the recent call for volunteers for ALA Association and Council committees here. Again, you will learn more about this process during the Virtual Volunteer Fair, as well as Division and Round Table committees and groups.

Please register to attend ALA’s inaugural Virtual Volunteer Fair now!

Please contact with any questions.


Holly Robison

Governance Associate