PLA (Public Library Association) Division
PLA Staff are participating in this OCLC webinar
Bulding Bridges #1: Principles of Advocacy
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific
Public library professionals know the importance of demonstrating their value to their local communities. Are you looking for inspiration to jump-start your own advocacy efforts? Join us to better understand how ongoing community advocacy supports the vital role your library plays in the community. Speakers include:
If you would like to be prepared before logging in to complete PLA's Committee Volunteer form, here is the text of the form and where to find it.
Current 5/20/11. This information is subject to change witout notification, but questions and comments can always be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find and fill out the form as a PLA personal member: http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plagroups/placommittees/index.cfm
FORM TEXT---This is not the form. Please fill out the form at the link above.
To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out the form below.
The Committee Volunteer Form consists of four screens. Once you reach the end of a screen, you will need to press continue. At the end of the fourth screen, make sure you press submit before closing the form.
Start by building your profile and adding any experience you have with organizations and volunteer committees. If you are interested in volunteering to be a PLA Representative to an ALA Committee, please indicate that interest in the box titled, "I am interested in serving as a representative to a division, roundtable or ALA committee or assembly."
When you finalize the first screen, press "Continue." The next screen includes a list of PLA Committees. You can select up to three committees.
Press "Submit." Make sure you read the confirmation page that follows to ensure it reflects your choices. Press "Submit" if it is correct, or "Reset" if you need to reselect. When you "Submit" the form, a final confirmation page follows. Please print it for your records.
When you have completed the forms' four pages, your information will be available to the PLA appointing officer(s) and the PLA office. Appointing officers will carefully consider your requests and preferences. If you are appointed to a committee, one to two year terms begin following the ALA Annual Conference. Appointments are made primarily in the spring.
Committee members must:
* Be a member of PLA
* Anticipate attending Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings during the term of office and must be able to participate in the meetings and activities of the committees (ALA Policy)
* Have an interest in the work of the committee
* Be able to work between conferences.
Descriptions or charges of the PLA committees are given in the ALA Handbook of Organization and are available on PLA.org, click on the Committees links.
You are welcome to volunteer year-round.
On behalf of the PLA Board of Directors, thank you for taking the time to volunteer.
Will you attend the ALA Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences?
I am interested in serving as a committee chair
I am interested in serving as a virtual member on a committee
I am interested in serving as a representative to a division, roundtable or ALA committee or assembly. Please indicate which committees you are interested in up to five:
What Divisions and Roundtables do you belong to?
Where else have you volunteered for a committee appointment?
Other pertinent information you would like to share:
Are you a current Emerging Leader?
Are you a current Spectrum Scholar?
Please select which committees you would like to volunteer for.
You currently have volunteered for 0 committee(s).
You can select up to 5 committee(s): Allie Beth Martin Award Jury
Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award
Charlie Robinson Award Jury
DEMCO New Leaders Travel Grant Jury
Gordon M. Conable Award Jury
PLA /ALSC Every Child Ready To Read Evaluation Task Force
PLA 2012 National Conference Committee
PLA 2012 National Conference Program Subcommittee
PLA AAUP Advisory Group
PLA Annual Conference Program Subcommittee
PLA Annual Conference Program Subcommittee
PLA Board of Directors
PLA Budget & Finance
PLA Bylaws and Organization
PLA Communities of Practice Task Force
PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group
PLA EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural Pub Lib Serv Award
PLA Institutional Scholarship Award Jury
PLA Intellectual Freedom Committee
PLA Leadership Development Task Force
PLA Legislation and Advocacy Committee
PLA Local Arrangements Subcommittee
PLA Membership Advisory Group
PLA Monographs Work Groups
PLA Nominating 2013
PLA PLDS Statistical Report Advisory
PLA Public Libraries Advisory
Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award
Romance Writers of America Library Grant Jury
These meetings are subject to changes and cancellations. Please see the attached downloadable Excel Spreadsheet. Some meetings are closed or invitation only. Please refer to the program book and http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/plaatalamw/index.cfm
|Title||Day||Time||Hotel / Conference Room Name|
|Public Libraries Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century (Institute)||Friday January 7||9:00 am-5:00 pm||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 31 A-C|
|PLA 2012 Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting||Saturday January 8||8:30 am-5:00pm||Hilton Bayfront-Indigo H|
|All Committees Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Annual Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Budget and Finance Committee Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Communities of Practice Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Communities of Practice Task Force Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-9:30 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Legislative Advisory Group Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-9:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Membership Advisory Group Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|PLDS Statistical Report Advisory Group Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|Public Libraries Advisory Committee Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||8:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|PLA International Relations CoP||Saturday January 8||10:00-11:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 09|
|ECRR Evaluation Task Force Meeting (PLA/ALSC)||Saturday January 8||9:00-11:00 a.m.||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 27 B|
|Gordon M. Conable Award Jury Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||10:30 am-12:00 noon||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 32 A/B|
|Board of Directors Meeting (PLA)||Saturday January 8||1:30 pm-5:30 pm||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 31 A|
|Leadership Task Force Update (PLA)||Saturday January 8||5:00-6:30 pm||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 27 B|
|EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural PL Svc Award Jury Meeting||Sunday January 9||8:00 am-10:00 am||Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 307|
|Continuing Education Advisory Group Meeting (PLA)||Sunday January 9||9:00-10:00 am||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 04|
|Nominating 2012 Committee (PLA) Meeting||Sunday January 9||10:30 am-12:00 noon||Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 311|
|Romance Writers of America Library Grant Jury Meeting (PLA)||Sunday January 9||10:30 am-12:00 noon||Hilton Bayfront-Cobalt 502|
|Intellectual Freedom Advisory Group Meeting (PLA)||Sunday January 9||1:30 pm-3:30 pm||Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 311|
|PLA 2012 Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting||Sunday January 9||1:30 pm-5:30 pm||Manchester Grand Hyatt-Connaught|
|PLA 2012 Conference Committee Meeting||Monday January 10||10:00 am-12 noon||San Diego Conv. Ctr.-Room 27 B|
|Past Presidents Breakfast (PLA)||Monday January 10||8:00-9:00 am||Hilton Bayfront-Aqua 300|