Committees and Working Groups
SLA committees, subcommittees, and working groups are established by the SLA Board of Directors. They are responsible to the board and help the board carry out the goals and objectives of the association.
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).
Example: a member is appointed to a two-year term on the Leadership Cultivation Committee. In the first year, this person is a member of the committee. At the end of the first year, this person may be contacted by the SLA president and asked to serve as chair of the commmittee.
SLA Committees and Subcommittees
Awards and Honors Committee
Community Support Committee
> Technology Support Subcommittee
Education Steering Committee
> Annual Conference Subcommittee
> Content Subcommittee
> Professional Development Subcommittee
> Community Finance Subcommittee
> Innovations Challenge Implementation Task Force
Leadership Cultivation Committee
> Students and New Information Professionals Subcommittee
Strategy and Culture Committee
> Governing Policies, Documents, and Bylaws Subcommittee
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.
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.
Investment Company Review Working Group
Partnership Support Working Group