ALA Board of Directors

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

Board Size: In accordance with ALA Bylaws, the Board of Directors shall be composed of between nine (9) and twelve (12) Directors from the membership at-large and three (3) Executive Committee Members (President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President). The Executive Director shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board.

Term: 3 years

Appointments per year: varies

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). Additional travel commitments occasionally required.

Call for nominations: Spring

Selections made: Fall

ALA Headquarters Liaison: Nicole Larson