To assist chapters in meeting the educational needs of its members and the professional requirements of quality education, ALA and ALA members have created a variety of forms, documents and databases which can assist chapter
leaders in identifying quality topics, speakers, and programs and understanding the necessary evaluation criteria and processes.
The Chapter Education Database is a searchable database housing information from educational events presented
by ALA chapters. Chapters are encouraged to use this database as a resource for speaker leads.
Each ALA Events webpage includes a list of speakers for that particular event as well as the
speaker’s biography. Members looking to engage a speaker are advised to conduct their own due diligence. ALA’s Professional Development Team can provide the contact information for any speaker listed on those pages.
Individual Session Evaluation Form
Chapter leaders are expected to use the Session Evaluation Form to evaluate the effectiveness of their educational sessions. Completed session
evaluation forms should be submitted to the chapter's program coordinator.