Standing Committees

Awards Committee

The  Awards Committee selects recipients of the AASL Frances Chen Travel Award, AASL Student Travel Award, AASL Distinguished Service Award, and AASL Professional Service Award.

Jeff Ross, Chair
Gilda Santana
Gabriella Karl-Johnson
Executive Board Liaison: Kasia Leousis, Treasurer

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with welcoming new members, enticing current and lapsed members to renew, and finding new ways to recruit members.

Paula Farrar, Chair
Executive Board Liaison: Chris Sala, President

Publicity & Publications Committee

Cyndi Frank, Chair
Lucy Campbell
Cathryn Copper
Barbara Opar
Executive Board Liaison: Chris Sala, President


AD HOC TASK FORCES and COMMITTEES

Nominating Committee 

Responsible for nominating candidates for elected offices, as specified in the Constitution and Bylaws. Active when convened by the President.

Sarah Dickinson, Chair
Jessica Aberle
Executive Board Liaison: Chris Sala, President

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee has been formed by merging the Career Guidance Task Force and the Mentoring Program Development Task Force. It is working toward the development and implementation of a mentoring program and provides information related to professional development: best practices, professional standards, educational and job opportunities. It investigates possibilities such as conducting a workshop for new librarians at the next AASL annual meeting as well as of mentoring activities, that can be maintained throughout the year. It seeks collaboration with other committees regarding educational activities and maintains a guide that provides access to a variety of relevant information.

Maya Gervits, Chair
Lucy Campbell
Kathy Edwards
Rachel Isaac-Menard

Barbara Opar

Executive Board Liaison: Rebecca Price, Past-President

Conference Planning Task Force

Responsible for assisting the Vice-President in planning the AASL annual meeting. Active when convened by the Vice-President.

Executive Board Liaison: Rose Orcutt, Vice-President

Strategic Planning Task Force (Phase II)

Responsible for the development of a strategic plan.

Rebecca Price, Chair
Jeff Alger
Cindy Frank
Gabriella Karl-Johnson

Barbara Opar
Rose Orcutt
Amy Trendler
Executive Board Liaison: Rose Orcutt, Vice-President

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