Committees and Councils
SLA committees and councils 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.
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).
Example: a member is appointed to a two-year term (2015-2016) on the Public Relations Advisory Council. In 2015, this person is a member of the council. At the end of 2015, this person may be contacted by the 2016 SLA president and asked to serve as chair of the council.
SLA Advisory Councils
Annual Conference Advisory Council (ACAC)
Content Advisory Council (CAC)
Industry Partner Council
Leadership Advisory Council (LAC)
Membership Advisory Council (MAC)
New Initiatives Review Advisory Council
Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC)
Public Policy Advisory Council (PPAC)
Public Relations Advisory Council (PRAC)
Students and New Professionals Advisory Council (SNPAC)
Technology Advisory Council (TAC)
Workplace Preparedness and 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.
Branding Task Force
Grants and Foundations
Innovation Challenge Task Force
Member Recruitment Task Force
Reopening Specialized Libraries
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.
Return on Investment
Workplace Information Literacy