ALA Board of Directors

Description: The Board of Directors is a group of twelve members charged with managing the activities, funds, membership, property and programs of the Association.

Board Size: 12

Term: 3 years

Appointments per year: 3-4

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: At least 7 per year (Association Leadership Institute, Annual Conference, Chapter Leadership Institute, stand-alone board meetings). Serving on the Board of Directors requires an average weekly commitment of approximately five hours as well as required attendance at quarterly Board meetings (typically a Friday-Saturday schedule). Board service also requires attendance at the week-long Annual Educational Conference including pre- and post-conference meetings (held in April or May), Association Leadership Institute (a Friday-Saturday meeting in the first quarter of the year), and a Chapter Leadership Institute (held in June or July). Most Directors have additional travel commitments such as attendance at ALA Regional Legal Management Conferences and occasional chapter visits as requested.

At-Large Director Position Description

Regional Director Position Description

    Call for nominations: Spring

    Selections made: Fall

    ALA Headquarters Liaison: Nicole Larson