Committees and Councils

SLA committees and councils are established by the board of directors. They are responsible to the board of directors and help the board carry out the goals and objectives of the association.

Committees report to the board and either advise or recommend. Advisory councils report to the executive officer and work with staff.

Per Article XIV: Committees, Section 2. of the Bylaws:

The president shall appoint the members and designate the chair of all committees except the nominating committee.

Appointments to standing committees shall be made to provide continuity of membership. No member may serve on any one committee more than six consecutive years.

It is the annual responsibility of the president to appoint the positions of chair and fill all expiring committee/council positions. Member term lengths vary from one to three years, and the length of term should be agreed upon appointment. Committee/council chairs shall be appointed annually by the president for terms of one year. Under exceptional circumstances, a president may ask a sitting chair to serve a second year as chair. Appointments run a calendar year (January 1–December 31).

For example: a member is appointed to a two-year term (2015-2016) on the Public Relations Advisory Council. In 2015, she/he is a member of the council. At the end of 2015, he/she may be contacted by the 2016 SLA president and asked to serve as chair of the council.

Annual Conference Advisory Council
Awards and Honors Committee
Content Advisory Council
Finance Committee
Governance and Strategy Committee
Governance and Strategy Subcommittee
Industry Partner Council
Leadership Advisory Council
Membership Advisory Council
Nominating Committee
Professional Development Advisory Council
Public Policy Advisory Council
Public Relations Advisory Council
Students and New Professionals Advisory Council
Student Groups
Technology Advisory Council
Workplace Preparedness & Response Advisory Council (PREP)

Presidential Task Forces
Task Forces are established by the SLA president to carry out special projects. The groups are given specific tasks and a timeline for completion of the project.


Making Conference Content Accessible to Non-Attendees

Grants and Foundations

Reopening Specialized Libraries Task Force 

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)  Representatives
IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. SLA belongs to 5 of the 43 IFLA Sections.

Working Groups

Return on Investment

Workplace Information Literacy

Liaisons to the Committees, Councils, and Task Forces
Board Liaison Staff Liaison
2020 Annual Conference Advisory Council Jill Konieczko Diana Schapiro
2021 Annual Conference Advisory Council Julie Snyder Diana Schapiro
Awards and Honors Committee Hal Kirkwood Michael Rosenberg
Workplace Prepardness & Response Advisory Council (PREP) TBD Stuart Hales
Finance Committee Valerie Perry Amy Burke
Governance & Strategy Committee Catherine Lavallée-Welch Amy Burke
Industry Partners Council Jill Konieczko Shaughna Giracca
Content Advisory Council Hildy Dworkin Stuart Hales
Membership Advisory Council Amy Jankowski Michael Rosenberg
Mentoring Task Force Hal Kirkwood Michael Rosenberg
Nominating Committee Hal Kirkwood Amy Burke
Professional Development Advisory Council Hildy Dworkin Diana Schapiro
Public Policy Advisory Council Jim Miller Amy Burke
Public Relations Advisory Council Amy Jankowski Kathy Bradley
Students & New Professionals Advisory Council Amy Jankowski Michael Rosenberg
Technology Advisory Council Jim Miller Michael Rosenberg
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