All ALA Committees

39 total

ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force  

ACRL Diversity Alliance Task Force

  last person joined 22 days ago

ACRL EBSS Electronic Resources in Communication Studies Committee  

To investigate relevant electronic resources for communication studies; assess and evaluate relevant electronic resources for usability and function; encourage the development of better electronic resources within communication studies through careful vendor feedback; to inform and educate librarians about relevant electronic resources, their use, and implementation as a library resource....

  last person joined 6 months ago

ACRL External Liaisons Committee  

ACRL External Liaisons Committee

  last person joined 6 months ago

ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)  

Members of the ALA Connect Community who are currently serving in liaison positions at all levels of the association.

  last person joined 6 months ago

ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes  

ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes

  last person joined 6 months ago

ACRL Standards Committee (Association of College and Research Librarie ...  

Responsible for overseeing the development of standards and guidelines adopted and promoted by the Association.

  last person joined 6 months ago

ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee (University Libraries Sec ...  

ACRL/ULS Professional Development Committee

  last person joined 6 months ago

ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee  

To oversee and coordinate ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative as described in the strategic plan; work with the ACRL Board and other ACRL units in creating a comprehensive effort including coalition building, professional development, publications, research, advocacy, and consultation services and in developing the ACRL Value website; and monitor and assess the effectiveness of the Value Initiative.

  last person joined 6 months ago

ALA Conference Committee  

To recommend additions and changes to ALA Policy 7 (Conferences and Meetings) as appropriate; to recommend policies to Council for the coordination and scheduling of conference programming and for simplifi cation of meeting scheduling, including use of technologies; to recommend to Council policies guiding the selection of Conference and Meeting sites and dates; to review recommendations of specifi c sites and dates prior to their presentation by Conference Services to the ALA Executive Board; to recommend to Council and to ALA staff a means for communication with the membership to hear their concerns about Conference and Meeting procedures and policies.

  last person joined 4 months ago

ALA Council  

Learn more about ALA Council on the ALA website.


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  last person joined 9 days ago

ALCTS / LITA Metadata Standards Committee  

The ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee will play a leadership role in the creation and development of metadata standards for bibliographic information. The Committee will review and evaluate proposed standards; recommend approval of standards in conformity with ALA policy; establish a mechanism for the continuing review of standards (including the monitoring of further development); provide commentary on the content of various implementations of standards to concerned agencies; and maintain liaison with concerned units within ALA and relevant outside agencies.

  last person joined 6 months ago

ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian & African Materials (Cataloging ...  

1. To consider all aspects of problems in the bibliographic organization of materials issued in or dealing with Africa and Asia, with the exception of Asiatic Russia. 2. To review the use of the various ISBDs for describing materials written in nonalphabetic scripts or nonroman alphabets used in these areas and make recommendations concerning them to the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access....

  last person joined 4 months ago

ALCTS CaMMS Subject Analysis Committee (Cataloging and Metadata Management ...  

To study problems and recommend improvements in patterns, methods, and tools for the subject analysis and organization of library materials, including particularly classification and subject headings systems, and to provide liaison for those areas of interest between CaMMS and other ALA and non-ALA organizations that have an interest in and concern for these activities.

  last person joined 3 months ago

ALCTS Continuing Education Committee (Association for Library Collections ...  

ALCTS Continuing Education Committee

  last person joined 5 months ago

ALSC Board of Directors  

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and nonbook library materials and for the improvement of techniques of library service to children from preschool through the eighth grade or junior high school age, when such materials and techniques are intended for use in more than one type of library.

  last person joined one month ago

IFC Privacy Subcommittee (Intellectual Freedom Committee)  

The IFC Privacy subcommittee monitors ongoing privacy developments in technology (in cooperation with the Library & Information Technology Association), politics and legislation (in cooperation with the Committee on Legislation), and social trends; to identify needs and resources for librarians and library users; to propose action to IFC on resolutions, policies, and guidelines as well as on educational, informational, promotional and other projects; and to collaborate with other organizations (e.g., LITA and COL).

  last person joined 6 months ago

Image Resources Interest Group (ACRL)  

The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group provides a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.



There is a growing need across academic disciplines for access to quality research and instructional image content, and many academic libraries are responding by offering image collections as a standard resource. Libraries are playing an important role in evaluating and funding subscription image databases, and are also developing local interdisciplinary image collections, providing technical infrastructure for image collection development and delivery, and supporting research and instruction with images.



 These topics and more are the focus of the ACRL Image Resources Interest Group. Additional issues of interest include (but are not limited to):





  • Selecting and using subscription image databases


  • Choosing digital asset management and presentation tools


  • Working with images across systems and platforms


  • Supporting faculty research and teaching with images


  • Developing interdisciplinary image collections


  • Collaborating with academic departments and across library units to support image resource development and use


  • Image cataloging and metadata


  • Effective access to image resources through library web sites


  • Visual literacy


  • Image copyright


  • Digital capture




Image Credits (Left to right, each row)
-flickr user wonderlane: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3242519210/
-Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/colhist,259
-Library of Congress:http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/96502806/
-flickr user Scorpions and Centaurs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sshb/2302688911/
-flickr user Stevie-B: http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_brace/217149481/
-University of Washington Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/index.html
-University of Washington Digital Collections: http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/hupy,566
-Reed Digital Collections: http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/poissy,68

  last person joined 6 months ago

LITA / Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship Committee  

Solicits nominations and selects a qualified student to be the recipient of this scholarship to pursue a master's level ALA accredited degree with an emphasis in library and information technology.

  last person joined 6 months ago

LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award Committee  

To solicit nominations and select the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student author or authors in the area of libraries and information technology. To recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of the winner through publication in LITA’s journal, Information Technology and Libraries.

  last person joined 6 months ago

LITA / OCLC Frederick G. Kilgour Award Committee  

To solicit nominations and select an individual whose work brings to attention research that shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information technologies, or the processes by which information and data is manipulated and managed.

  last person joined 2 months ago