News from ALA Ohio Councilor

ALA Ohio Councilor Pamela Hickson-Stevenson, Assistant Director at Akron-Summit County Public Library, forwarded the following regarding a call for ALA committee volunteers.  Pamela felt this informaiton may be of interest to ALAO members.

Please note this call was also posted on the ALA MemberBlog on August 11, 2007: Call for ALA Committee Volunteers.

CALL FOR COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

ALA President-Elect Jim Rettig is seeking applications and nominations for appointments to 2008-2009 ALA and Council committees. He will fill slots on the following committees: Accreditation; American Libraries Advisory; Awards; Budget Analysis and Review; Chapter Relations; Conference; Constitution and Bylaws; Council Orientation; Diversity; Education; Election; Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory; Information Technology Policy Advisory; Intellectual Freedom; International Relations; Legislation; Literacy; Literacy and Outreach Services Advisory; Membership; Membership Meetings; Nominating (Deadline for Nominating Committee applications is September 1, 2007); Organization; Orientation, Training, and Leadership Development; Policy Monitoring (current Council members only); Professional Ethics; Public and Cultural Programs Advisory; Public Awareness; Publishing; Research and Statistics; Resolutions; Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds; Scholarships and Study Grants; Status of Women in Librarianship; Website Advisory; ALA-Children’s Book Council (Joint); ALA-Association of American Publishers (Joint);ALA-Society of American Archivists-American Association of Museums (Joint).

Committee charges can be found in the ALA Handbook of Organization, which is available to ALA members on the ALA website. All applicants must complete and submit the electronic 2008-2009 ALA Committee Volunteer Form.

The form is available at: https://cs.ala.org/rettig/volunteer.html.The ALA Committee on Committees and Committee on Appointments will assist ALA President-Elect Jim Rettig in making appointments. Committee appointees will receive appointment letters after the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Appointees will begin their committee service after the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Questions concerning appointments can be directed to ALA President-Elect Jim Rettig at rettig@richmond.edu or Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, at lgregory@ala.org.

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