Roundtable Facilitator

Description: This volunteer opportunity is to facilitate one ALA Roundtable via the Zoom videoconferencing platform on the third Friday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. Central. The roundtables focus on our rapidly changing environment with predetermined topics that are driven by member need and include facilitator input. The facilitator can select a cofacilitator to assist them if they like. 

Expectations: One of the responsibilities for the role includes providing potential discussion questions for that month’s roundtable topic. ALA will provide the facilitator with the information needed to lead the meeting. ALA staff will be available before and during the call to assist and can be reached by private chat if any questions arise during the roundtable.

The facilitator’s primary responsibility is to keep the conversation going. They also must maintain awareness of participants who desire/attempt to speak, ensuring they have an opportunity to do so. 

No opportunity will be provided to market the facilitator’s products or services, if such an interest exists.

Eligibility: The individual needs to be a member of ALA. They must be comfortable facilitating a call and engaging attendees to share experiences and questions they may have for discussion. 

Individuals interested in serving as a facilitator should contact [email protected].