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					                                                     Committee Volunteer Form
If you are interested in serving on an ALSC committee, please complete this form and return via email at
alsccommittees@ala.org, via fax to 312-280-5271, or mail to ALSC Committee Volunteer Form, 50 East
Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611
Committee appointments are usually two years in duration and require a commitment to attend Midwinter
Meeting and Annual Conference for the duration of the committee term, since committee meetings are normally
held at these times. There are some limited virtual membership opportunities; committees with a virtual member
slot are marked with a “v”. As a reminder, the maximum number of concurrent separate appointments for ALSC,
ALA, or another division is three.
**You must be a personal member of ALA and ALSC to serve on an ALSC committee.
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Date:
Name:
Title:
Organization:
City:                                                    State:
Daytime Phone:                                           Home Phone:
Email:                                                   **ALA Membership Number:

      ALSC Committee Preferences- Please rank areas of interest and circle or bold desired committees.

         Child Advocacy (Priority Group I) Early Childhood Programs and Services, Every Child Ready to Read
         Oversight Committee, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Service to Special Population Children
         and Their Caregivers, Public Awareness, School Age Programs and Service

         Evaluation of Media (Priority Group II) [Fall appointments] Great Websites, Notable Children’s Books,
         Notable Children’s Recordings, Carnegie Medal/Notable Children’s Videos

         Professional Awards and Scholarships (Priority Group III) (May Hill) Arbuthnot Honor Lecture (v),
         Distinguished Service Award (v), Grant Administration (v), Scholarships: Melcher and Bound to Stay
         Bound (v)

         Organizational Support (Priority Group IV) Budget, Local Arrangements, Membership, Nominating,
         Oral History (v), Organization & Bylaws, Preconference Planning, Program Coordinating, (Charlemae)
         Rollins President’s Program

         Awards (Priority Group V) [Fall Appointments] (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award, (Pura) Belpré Award,
         (Randolph) Caldecott Award Selection, (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Selection, (John) Newbery Award
         Selection, (ALSC/Booklist/YALSA) Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, (Robert F.)
         Sibert Informational Book Award, (Laura Ingalls) Wilder Selection

         Partnerships (Priority Group VI) AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public
         Library Cooperation, Liaison with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth, Quicklists
         Consulting Committee (v)

         Professional Development (Priority Group VII) Children & Libraries Editorial Advisory (v) [Fall
         Appointment], Children and Technology (v), Education (v), Managing Children’s Services (v), Special
         Collections and Bechtel Fellowship

         I will serve wherever needed!

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Will you commit to attending the ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference if appointed to a non-virtual
committee? Yes   No
*Full and active participation on the committee is critically important. If you are unable to attend required meetings, virtual
or face-to-face, without first obtaining an excused absence from the Chair, you may be asked to resign from the committee.

Numbers of years as a member of ALA:                              ALSC:
Do you have access to a Web browser? Yes                 No

Please check any of the following organizational affiliations that apply to you:
       REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the
       Spanish-Speaking)
       Black Caucus of the American Library Association
       ALA Spectrum Scholar (indicate year:                   )
       International Reading Association
       Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
       National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
       Zero to Three
       State Library Association (Please specify):

       Other (e.g., 4-H, YMCA/YWCA, PTA, Please specify):



Please indicate your reading fluency in language(s) other than English. Please indicate the dialect of the
language, if applicable (e.g. Mandarin or Cantonese).




Please check any of the following divisions of ALA of which you are a current member:
       AASL (American Association of School Librarians)                         PLA (Public Library Association)
       YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)                         Other (Please specify):

List any ALSC Committees on which you have served, and dates of service:




List relevant background experience for committee assignment:




Please Note: All working papers or material created by a committee are the sole property of ALSC and are not to be used for any personal
projects unless written permission has been obtained.

Thank you for your willingness to serve on an ALSC Committee!



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