ALA Committee Appointments

As president-elect of LAMA, I am a member of the ALA Committee on Appointments. Below is a list of the committees that the division presidents-elect will be advising ALA President-Elect Jim Rettig on. If you are interested on serving on any of these committees, please complete the volunteer form at and then also send me an email at so that I can advocate for your appointment. Please note that some of the committees that are of high interest (IFC, Leg. Comm., IRC, and others) are not on this list because those appoinments are made by the Council Committee on Committees, also chaired by Jim Rettig.

I encourage you to volunteer and include 2nd and 3rd choices in case your first choice is a popular committee. I have learned a great deal and received a lot of professional satisfaction by working on several of these committees over the 33 years I have belonged to ALA. If you are active in LAMA but haven’t ventured “outside” to the larger ALA, encourage you to do so. Just be sure to let me know so that I can help you get an appointment–and please include a short note about your experience/interest in the areas of you choice.

1. Accreditation
2. American Libraries Advisory
3. Awards
4. Chapter Relations
5. Conference
6. Constitution and Bylaws
7. Election
8. Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory (Office for)
9. Information Technology Policy Advisory (Office for)
10. Literacy
11. Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory (Office for)
12. Membership
13. Membership Meetings
14. Nominating
15. Orientation, Training and Leadership Development
16. Public and Cultural Programs Advisory
17. Research and Statistics
18. Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee
19. Scholarships and Study Grants Committee
20. Website Advisory
21. ALA-Association of American Publishers Joint Committee
22. ALA-Children’s Book Council Joint
23. American Library Association/Society of American Archivists/American, Association of Museums Joint Committee (ALA/SAA/AAM Joint Committee)

Molly Raphael
Director of Libraries and President-Elect of Library Administration and Management Association, American Library Association
Multnomah County Library
205 N.E. Russell Street
Portland, OR 97212
Phone: 503-988-5403
Fax:503-988-5441 and

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