Thursday, August 31, 2006


ALA President-elect Loriene Roy is seeking applications and nominations for
members to serve on the 2007-2008 ALA-Allied Professional Association
committees, with the appointments to be effective at the conclusion of the 2007
Annual Conference.

Ms. Roy will fill slots on the following three committees: Salaries and Status
of Library Workers, SirsiDynix - ALA-APA Award for Outstanding Promotion of the
Salaries and Status of Library Workers Jury and Certification Program Committee
(see charges below).

Letters of application and nominations should include a brief summary of the
nominee's qualifications for the committee(s) to which she or he is being
nominated. The name of the committee(s) for which the application or
nomination is being submitted should be clearly indicated. Nominations may
include participation in ALA, ALA-APA, regional, state, and local
organizations, as well as ALA membership duration (not required for all
appointments). Self-nominations may also be submitted. Applicants may apply
via email to or online at

Geographical location, type of library, gender, ethnicity, previous committee
work (ALA, ALA-APA and other) and related experience, and other factors are
considered when the committee slates are compiled in order to ensure broad
representation and diversity on all committees. Committee appointees will
receive appointment letters after the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.
Appointees will begin their committee service after the 2007 ALA Annual
Conference in Washington, DC.

Nominations and applications should be submitted no later than December 4, 2006
to Loriene Roy, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago,
Illinois 60611; email

Questions concerning appointments can be directed to Dr. Roy at or Jenifer Grady, ALA-APA Director at


Certification Program Committee: The committee is charged to (1) encourage and
promote development of certification programs, (2) monitor and evaluate the
progress of such programs, (3) encourage individuals to seek certification
through such programs of the ALA-APA, and (4) make recommendations to the
ALA-APA Board of Directors for general improvement to ALA-APA certification,
based on evaluations and trends in certification practice.

Certification Review Committee for the Certified Public Library Administrator
Program: The ALA-APA Certification Review Committee (CRC) for the Certified
Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) is a standing committee with the
following responsibilities: (1) Review and approve the requirements for
certification and re-certification. (2) Establish guidelines for education
programs offered by providers. (3) Review and approve education providers based
on the provider's self-attestation that the provider's program fulfills the
guidelines. (ALA-APA will develop, with advice from legal counsel, a disclaimer
that says that ALA-APA does not ^Óendorse^Ô a specific provider.) (4) Oversee
the process for development and validation of the certification program. (5)
Address appeals from applicants and refer them if necessary to the ALA-APA
Board of Directors. (6) Review periodically (at least every five years) the
standards established for the certification program and request that the [ALA]
division(s) make changes as needed. (7) Work cooperatively with ALA-APA and ALA

Salaries and Status of Library Workers: To advise the ALA-APA Council and Board
of Directors on activities, issues and programs related to improving salaries,
comparable worth, pay equity and increase status for librarians and other
library workers. The committee will identify special areas of need or emphasis,
suggest activities and programs, stimulate programs and projects. The committee
will encourage and help to coordinate volunteer support and involvement. The
committee will aid in communication with librarians and library workers, in ALA
and the field. The committee will report at least twice annually, in
conjunction with the regularly-scheduled meeting of the ALA-APA Council, on
progress toward goals.

SirsiDynix - ALA-APA Award for Outstanding Promotion of the Salaries and Status
of Library Workers: Develop and administer a process for selecting an award
recipient prior to the ALA Annual conference and presenting the award at the
ALA-APA Networking Breakfast at the conference.