Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2020-2022
Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., American Library Association (ALA) President-Elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2020-2022 term (beginning July 1, 2020). Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on specific association topics.
The online committee volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/committees/volunteer/frm_vol) opens on Monday, July 15, 2019. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select "ALA" in the drop-down menu on the main form). To be considered for the 2020-2022 term, forms must be submitted no later than September 30, 2019. Any forms received after this date will be considered for the next term (2021-2023).
President-Elect Jefferson will make committee appointments in consultation with both the Committee on Appointments (responsible for ALA and Joint committee appointments) and the Committee on Committees (responsible for Council committee appointments). Committee appointments will be completed by the ALA Midwinter Meeting in 2020, with notifications sent to appointed individuals in Spring 2020.
Volunteers are sought for the following ALA, Council, and Joint committees:
Committees of the Association
American Libraries Advisory
Constitution & Bylaws
Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services Advisory (Office for)
Human Resource Development & Recruitment Advisory (Office for)
Information Technology Advisory
Information Technology Policy Advisory (Office for)
Public & Cultural Programs Advisory
Research & Statistics
Rural, Native & Tribal Libraries of All Kinds
Scholarship & Study Grants
Training, Orientation & Leadership Development
Committees of Council
Budget Analysis & Review Committee
Committee on Diversity
Committee on Education
Committee on Legislation
Committee on Library Advocacy
Committee on Organization
Committee on Professional Ethics
Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship
Council Orientation Committee
Intellectual Freedom Committee
International Relations Committee
Policy Monitoring Committee
Public Awareness Committee
ALA-Children's Book Council Joint Committee
The charge and composition of each committee can be found here.
In addition to ALA, Council, and Joint committees, you may also volunteer to serve on two subcommittees of the Committee on Diversity using the ALA volunteer form: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee (seeking individuals with experience conducting a research project, including writing research proposals, budgets, conducting and analyzing research) and the Spectrum Advisory Committee (60% of the committee members should be alumni of the Spectrum Scholarship Program). Please note that ALA President-Elect Jefferson does not make these subcommittee appointments. These appointments are made by the ODLOS Advisory Committee Chair in consultation with outgoing subcommittee chairs and staff liaisons. Please direct questions about the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee to Jody Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and questions about the Spectrum Advisory Committee to Gwendolyn Prellwitz (email@example.com).
For technical assistance or for more information on the committee appointments process, contact Holly Robison, ALA Governance Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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