The following is also available as a Member News Item:
Members are invited to volunteer for ALA standing committees for the 2024-2026 term. Serving on an ALA standing committee provides members with opportunities to:
Gain valuable professional development and leadership experience
Make an impact on key issues and policies within ALA and librarianship
Engage with colleagues from various types of libraries across the nation
Build their resume
Members can sign up to volunteer via the online ALA volunteer form. 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 2024-2026 term, forms must be submitted no later than September 30, 2023. Any forms received after this date will be considered for the next term (2025-2027).
As ALA President-elect, I will make committee appointments, with notifications sent to appointed individuals throughout Spring 2024 for terms beginning July 1, 2024. Most member terms will extend through June 30, 2026.
Members can also express interest in serving as a Committee Chair (typically one-year appointments) or Committee Associate (see Associate guidelines here) in their applications.
Volunteers are sought for the following ALA standing committees. The charge and composition of committee can be found here:
Accreditation American Libraries Advisory Awards Budget Analysis & Review Committee Bylaws Committee Chapter Relations Code of Conduct 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 Conference Council Training & Engagement Committee Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services Advisory (Office for) Election Human Resource Development & Recruitment Advisory (Office for) Information Technology Advisory Information Technology Policy Advisory (Office for) Intellectual Freedom Committee International Relations Committee Literacy Membership Policy Monitoring Committee Public & Cultural Programs Advisory Public Awareness Committee Publishing Committee Research & Statistics Resolutions Committee Rural, Native & Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Scholarship & Study Grants Sustainability Committee Training, Orientation & Leadership Development ALA-Children's Book Council Joint Committee
Via the ALA volunteer form, members may also sign up to serve on four subcommittees or related groups of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee. Please note that appointment dates and process for ODLOS groups may vary, and the ALA President-elect does not appoint these members. You can direct questions about the ODLOS groups to email@example.com.
Throughout the year, opportunities to join newly formed committees, working groups, and task forces may become available. Please watch ALA News, AL Direct, and the Member community in ALA Connect for notifications of these opportunities as they arise (or indicate interest in ongoing consideration on the volunteer form).
We are grateful for the service and engagement of our members and hope you will consider volunteering for the 2024-2026 ALA committees. Please remember to submit by September 30, 2023 to be considered. For technical assistance or more information on the committee appointments process, contact Holly Robison, ALA Governance Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello – a friendly reminder to submit ALA committee volunteer applications by September 30, 2023 to be considered for July 2024-June 2026 committee term appointments. Applications received after that date will be considered in the next round of appointments.<o:p></o:p>
Please see President-elect Hohl's original post or this news item for more details. <o:p></o:p>
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