For immediate release | October 27, 2010

Volunteer to serve on an ALA or Council committee for 2011 - 2012; deadline Nov. 5

CHICAGO—Molly Raphael, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, is encouraging members to volunteer for ALA and Council committees during the 2011-2012 appointment process. Raphael is chairing both the Committee on Appointments and Committee on Committees.

To volunteer for a committee, complete the online committee volunteer form at:

Serving on an ALA or Council committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities and experience in working on specific association topics. Molly Raphael is seeking volunteers to serve on 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); ALA-Association of American of Museums (Joint); and ALA-Association of American Publishers (Joint).

Deadline for completing the ALA committee volunteer form is Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

For more information on the committee appointments process, contact Delores Yates, COC and COAppt. Staff Liaison (


Delores Yates