Now is the time to volunteer for an ALCTS committee! The appointment process is beginning now and will continue into late spring. As President-Elect and on behalf of your section chair-elects, I encourage you to join us in shaping the future of ALCTS and of our profession.
There is no specific deadline for submitting the volunteer form, but the earlier you submit, the higher the likelihood that we can match you with your committee of choice. If you are interested in committees from multiple sections, or both section-level committees and division-level committees, please fill out the form once for each section and/or for the division as a whole.
As you may be aware, ALCTS has been considering its future as a separate division within ALA, as ALA itself is also examining its own structure through its Steering Committee on Organizational Effectiveness (SCOE). I invite all ALCTS members to become actively engaged in our activities over the coming year. Your involvement will enable us to continue to provide valuable events, programs, publications, standards representation, etc. for our members, and will ensure that we all have a role in determining the future of our association within ALA. Now is the time to get involved!
The Volunteering for ALCTS Committees page provides additional guidance for filling out the volunteer form. To help us match your volunteer preferences with available committee openings, please provide as much relevant information about yourself as you can. You may want to look through the complete list of ALCTS Committees or send an email to the appointing officer of the committee for more information. For section-level committees, the appointing officer is the section chair-elect. For division-level committees, I am the appointing officer. Feel free to contact me if you aren’t sure who else to contact.
Also, don’t forget about ALCTS Interest Groups! These groups offer a wide variety of activities around a tightly focused issue or topic that can complement your service on a committee. Each Interest Group has openings for a chair, co-chair, vice-chair and other positions. Let the current chair know you are interested in helping out by contacting them directly.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering and for your commitment to ALCTS!