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PLA Committee Chairs Orientation Memo

PLA Committee Chairs,

Please read this memo:

Committee Chairs Orientation Memo 2014 (hyperlink opens a document)

Link to the Committee, Task Force and Advisory Group Biannual Report form: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith/boardreport

These reports are due March 15 and September 1 each year.

The attached memo explains how to work as part of PLA while you are a committee chair. Those who are not currently chairs may wish to page through it to orient themselves as committee members and future committee chairs.  Also check out:  http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith

This document may be updated at any time.

Upcoming ALA Conferences are listed here: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/ala-upcoming-annual-conferences-midwinter-meetings

Upcoming PLA Conferences and Educational Events are listed here: http://www.ala.org/pla/education

Working with PLA resources: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith

Link to PLA Staff Contact info:http://www.ala.org/pla/about/contact

Public Libraries Journal: http://www.publiclibrariesonline.org/

ALA Member and Customer Service for Membership, dues, or subscriptions questions: http://www.ala.org/ala/membership/index.cfm or www.ala.org/login

To have your email changed for the PLA Leaders Sympa List (but not for other ALA and PLA emails): email pla at ala.org. Consider posting what you would send to the sympa list to this group, please. If you want PLA members who aren't chairs to see it, post it here: http://connect.ala.org/pla

  1. PLA Strategic Plan
  2. PLA Board node on ALA Connect to review the Board Documents
  3. ALA 101, provides additional ALA background and history. Member Leader Resources: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/mleader/index.cfm
  4. Please note that the Handbook of Organization hasn’t been printed in recent years. It has moved online: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/governance/handbook/index.cfm

Board resources: http://www.ala.org/pla/workingwith/boardmanual

Board Documents: http://connect.ala.org/node/64035

ALA's Committee Chairs FAQ (for working in ALA Connect): http://connect.ala.org/chair-faq

Committee List: http://connect.ala.org/node/177630