ALA Governance


ALA Council Meetings

  • Sun., January 27 - 9:00am - 11:00am - (Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom)
  • Mon., January 28 - 10:00am - 12:00 Noon (Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom)
  • Tues., January 29 - 9:00am - 11:30am (Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom)

All Midwinter attendees are welcome to observe Council at work during the meetings. The Council is the governing body of ALA, and delegates to the divisions of the association authority to plan and carry out programs and activities with policy established by Council. The Council’s decisions are binding unless set aside by a majority vote in which one-fourth of the members of the association have voted.


Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session

  • Sat., January 26 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm (Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom)

For an overview of what’s been going on at ALA since Annual Conference as well as a status report of the association, you will receive reports from the President, President-elect, Executive Director, Treasurer and Endowment Trustees at this meeting.


Executive Board Meetings

  • Executive Board I: Fri., January 25 - 8:30am - 12:00 Noon (Sheraton Seattle, Redwood Room)
  • Executive Board II: Mon., January 28 - 2:00pm- 4:00pm (Sheraton Seattle, Redwood Room)
  • Executive Board III: Tues., January 29 -12:30pm - 4:30pm - (Sheraton Seattle, Redwood Room)

Executive Board meetings, (if not closed sessions), are open to all Midwinter attendees. The best way to get an idea on how decisions are made within the association is to observe one of these Board meetings.


ALA Presidential and Treasurer Candidates' Forum

  • Sat., January 26 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm (Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom)

Become an informed voter and prepare for the 2019 ALA Elections that will take place from March 11 thru April 3. Each candidate will have an opportunity to present their platform, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Treasurer elections take place every three years. 2019 is a Treasurer year.


ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) Board of Directors

  • Mon., January 28 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm (Sheraton Seattle, Redwood Room)

ALA-APA Council Meeting

  • Sun., January 27 - 8:30am - 9:00am (Sheraton Seattle, Grand Ballroom)

The ALA-APA is a nonprofit professional organization with a mission “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.”