Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation (AASL/ALSC/YALSA)

interdivisional committee on school/public library cooperation

Charge: This joint committee will identify, develop, promote and disseminate information on effective cooperative or collaborative projects that link schools and public libraries.


  • Maintain and update the resources that have been compiled on the ALSC website
  • Develop training workshops and/or programs on cooperative or collaborative projects and present them at conferences, institutes, online, and for other organizations serving youth
  • Detail findings in articles, books, blogs, etc. for division publications
  • Update the School/Public Library Collaboration Toolkit as needed

The chair of the committee will rotate among the three divisions as follows:

  • 2018-19, chair will be a member of YALSA, appointed by the YALSA president-elect
  • 2019-20, chair will be a member of AASL, appointed by the AASL president-elect
  • 2020-21, chair will be a member of ALSC, appointed by the YALSA president-elect

Subsequent years will continue the same rotation.


  • Current membership in YALSA
  • In order to accomplish year-round work in a virtual environment, committee members must be competent users of digital tools, including but not limited to Google docs, Skype, and ALA Connect.
  • Experience with collaborative efforts between school and public libraries
  • Ability to work with diverse groups in a team environment

Staff Liaison: YALSA Executive Director