Volunteer for ALA and Council Committees for 2009-2010

Contact: Eileen Hardy

ALA Executive Board Secretariat

(312) 280-3203



For immediate release

September 16, 2008

CHICAGO—Camila Alire, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, is seeking member volunteers for the 2009-2010 ALA and Council committees. Members interested in volunteering to serve on a committee are required to complete the online committee volunteer form available at:
http://cs.ala.org/alacommittees/volunteer.html. The deadline for completing the form is Dec. 5.

The ALA and Council committees are: 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 Organization; Orientation, Training and Leadership Development; Policy Monitoring; 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).

For more about the committees, go to the ALA Handbook of Organization: (

The ALA Committee on Committees and Committee on Appointments will assist Alire in making the appointments. Individuals selected to serve on a committee will be notified following 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