ALA Governance

ALA Governance


Membership Meeting

Membership meetings provide an opportunity for ALA members to have a say in what happens within the association. ALA members can bring to the floor issues that are important to libraries and librarianship and discuss how they might be addressed within ALA. Resolutions may be introduced which, if passed by the membership, will be forwarded to the ALA Council. Resolutions passed by Council will be acted upon by the Association.


Membership Information Session

For an overview of what's been going on at ALA since the last Midwinter Meeting as well as a status report of the Association, you will receive reports from the President, President-Elect, Executive Director, Treasurer, and Endowment Trustees at this meeting. Councilors and Executive Board members are strongly encouraged to attend this session.


ALA Council Meetings

All Annual Conference attendees are welcome to attend and observe the governing body of ALA, the ALA Council. It delegates authority to the divisions of the Association to plan and carry out programs and activities in accordance with policy establish by Council.


ALA Executive Board Meetings

Executive Board Meetings, other than closed sessions, are open to all Annual Conference attendees. The best way to learn about the affairs of the Association is to observe one of these Board meetings.


ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)

The ALA Allied Professional Association is a nonprofit organization for the purpose of promoting the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers. The ALA-APA is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA), an educational association to promote library service and librarianship. The ALA Executive Board and Council also serves as the ALA-APA Board of Directors and ALA-APA Council respectively. All attendees are welcome to observe the ALA-APA governance meetings.