Volunteer to serve on an ALA or Council committee for 2009 - 2010

Contact: Eileen Hardy

Executive Board Secretariat




For Immediate Release

October 20, 2008

CHICAGO—Camila Alire, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, is encouraging members to volunteer for appointment and/or reappointment to the 2009-2010 ALA and Council committees.

Although the deadline for submitting a volunteer form is Dec. 5, Alire and the selection committees have already begun reviewing completed volunteer forms.

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


Alire and the members of the Committee on Appointments and Committee on Committees encourage members to complete an online committee volunteer form to be considered for reappointment and/or or appointment as a member to a committee or for appointment as an intern on a committee.

Serving on an ALA and Council committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities and experience in working on specific association topics. Alire is seeking 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; 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).

For more information on the committee appointments process, contact Eileen Hardy, Executive Board Secretariat (