Volunteers sought for ALA committees

2:24 pm American Library Association

ALA President-elect Camila Alire is seeking applicants and nominees for appointments to the 2009-2010 ALA and Council committees.

The deadline for submitting applications and nominations is December 5, 2008.

Alire is asking for volunteers to serve on the following ALA committees:

Accreditation; American Libraries Advisory; Awards; Chapter Relations; Conference; Constitution and Bylaws; Election; Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory; Information Technology Policy Advisory; Literacy; Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory; Membership; Membership Meetings; Nominating; Orientation, Training and Leadership Development; Public and Cultural Programs Advisory; Public Awareness; Publishing; Research and Statistics; Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Scholarships and Study Grants; Website Advisory

The following ALA joint committees:

ALA-Children’s Book Council; ALA-Association of American of Museums; and ALA-Association of American Publishers

And, the following Council committees: Advocacy; Budget, Analysis and Review; Committee on Committees; Diversity; Education; Intellectual Freedom; International Relations; Legislation; Organization; Council Orientation, Planning and Budget Assembly; Policy Monitoring; Professional Ethics; Public Awareness; Publishing; Resolutions; and Status of Women in Librarianship.

Committee charges are available in the ALA Handbook of Organization (http://www.ala.org/ala/ourassociation/aboutala/alahandbookorganization.cfm).

The online committee volunteer form is available at: http://cs.ala.org/alacommittees/volunteer.html

The ALA Committee on Committees and Committee on Appointments will assist in making the appointments.  Individuals selected to serve on a committee will be notified after the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver (Colo.) and will begin their committee service at the conclusion of the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

For more information on the committee appointments process, contact Eileen Hardy, Executive Board Secretariat, at ehardy@ala.org, or Alfredo Pinto, assistant to Camila Alire, at apinto@emporia.edu.

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