ALA and Council committees seek applications and nominations for 2009-2010

Contact: Eileen Hardy

Executive Board Secretariat


For Immediate Release:

July 29, 2008

ALA and Council committees seek applications and nominations for 2009-2010

CHICAGO—Camila Alire, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, is seeking applicants and nominees for appointments to the 2009-2010 ALA and Council committees. The deadline for submitting applications and nominations is Dec. 5.

Alire is asking for volunteers to serve on the following committees: Accreditation; Advocacy; 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; Literacy; Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory; Membership; Membership Meetings; Nominating (deadline for Nominating Committee applications is Sept. 8); Organization; Orientation, Training and Leadership Development; 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; Website Advisory; ALA-Children’s Book Council (Joint); ALA-Association of American of Museums (Joint); and ALA-Association of American Publishers (Joint). Committee charges are available in the ALA Handbook of Organization (

Applicants are required to complete an online committee volunteer form (, which will be available Sept. 12. The ALA Committee on Committees and Committee on Appointments will assist in making the appointments. Individuals selected to serve on a committee will be notified after the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver (Colo.) and will begin their committee service at the conclusion of the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

For more information on the committee appointments process, contact Eileen Hardy, Executive Board Secretariat, at, or Alfredo Pinto, assistant to Camila Alire, at For information on the nominations process, contact JoAnne Kempf, Director, ALA Office of Governance, at