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.

Current Membership:
Amy Trendler, Chair
Beth Dodd
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.

Current Membership:
Paula Farrar, Chair
Meg Donabedian

Marty Miller
Executive Board Liaison: Kasia Leousis, Treasurer


Nominating Committee 

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

Current Membership:
David Eifler, Chair
Sarah Dickinson
Cindy Derrenbacker
Executive Board Liaison: Rebecca Price, 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.

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

Barbara Opar

Executive Board Liaison: Mar Gonzalez Palacios, 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: Chris Sala, Vice-President

Strategic Planning Task Force (Phase II)

Responsible for the development of a strategic plan.

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

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

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