Annual Conference & Expo Planning Committee

Description: Works with ALA headquarters staff to select educational topics and identify presenters for the Annual Conference. Also, identifies a mix of education and networking events that meet the needs and interests of ALA members.

Committee Size: Varies

Term: 1 year, renewable for additional terms

Appointments per year: 6-9

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: Three per term (18 months before Annual Conference, prior Annual Conference, Annual Conference). Service involves an initial planning meeting in Chicago about 18 months in advance of the Conference, two meetings onsite at the Conference prior, two meetings onsite at the Conference, onsite duties at each Conference, plus frequent (at least monthly) conference calls and individual committee member assignments.

Call for volunteers: Fall

Selections made: Winter

ALA Headquarters Liaison: Patty Olejnik