Executive Committee & Advisory Council

Executive Committee

Charge: To provide direction for the attainment of the objectives of the Section. The Executive Committee has authority over the affairs of the Section during the period between meetings of the Section, subject to review by the members at a meeting of the Section.

Reports of Section Activities:

Conference Minutes: IS Archives in ALA Connect

Roster: Executive Committee & Advisory Council Roster
The Executive Committee members are the eight elected officers of the Section: Chair, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, Past Chair, and four Members-at-Large. The entire IS membership has the opportunity to vote for the officers as part of the general ALA election each spring. Executive Committee terms begin immediately after the Annual Conference.

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Advisory Council

Charge: To provide a forum for reporting, discussing, and coordinating the work of Instruction Section’s committees and task forces. The Advisory Council is composed of the Executive Committee, plus all the chairs and vice-chairs of the standing committees and task forces, and ex officio members including the IS Committee List Administrator, the IS Web Administrator(s), the IS Newsletter Editor, the IS Archivist, the IS liaison to the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), and the director of the Library Orientation & Exchange Clearinghouse (LOEX).

Meetings: The Advisory Council meets at both ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference. Typically, Advisory Council meetings are scheduled prior to and following the meetings of the Section’s committees and task forces. The Secretary of the Section records the minutes at the Advisory Council meetings. Visitors are welcome to attend the meetings. Check the full schedule of IS meetings which is posted about one month before each conference.

Conference Minutes: IS Archives in ALA Connect

Roster: Executive Committee & Advisory Council Roster
The Advisory Council is composed of the Executive Committee, plus all the chairs and vice-chairs of the standing committees and task forces, and ex officio members including the IS Committee List Administrator, the IS Web Administrator(s), the IS Newsletter Editor, the IS Archivist, and the director of the Library Orientation & Exchange Clearinghouse (LOEX).

Helpful Information

  • All members of the Advisory Board have specific responsibilities that are dependent on their role or committee assignment.
  • Committee appointments are made by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Instruction Section. IS members are encouraged to submit a Committee Volunteer Form by February 15 if they wish to serve on a committee or task force. Most appointments are made in the spring with the term of service beginning immediately following the ALA Annual Conference in the summer. The Appointment Cycle Reports show the demographics of current and past IS committee appointees.
  • Questions and comments may be sent to Merinda Kaye Hensley, 2017-2018 IS Chair.