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Committee Participation

All members of committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service.

You must be a member of ALA, ACRL, and ULS to serve on an ULS committee.

How to Volunteer

Fill out the volunteer form at

Login using your ALA member ID and the password.

The volunteer deadline is February 28 to be considered for appointment for the next term cycle.

If you have any questions about using the form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Lauren Carlton ( or (312) 280-5285.

List of Committees and Discussion Groups

View rosters and full charges at: or click the title of the committee below for more information about each. For information about the section consult our LibGuides.

Academic Outreach Committee
Award Committee
Campus Administration and Leadership Discussion Group
Communications Committee
Conference Program Planning Committee 
Current Topics Discussion Group
Future of University Libraries Discussion Group
Membership Committee
Mid-Level Managers Discussion Group
Nominating Committee
Procedures Committee
Professional Development Committee
Technology in University Libraries Committee

Appointment Process

Committee appointments are made by the ULS vice-chair for the year they will serve as chair. Appointments typically last for two years.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at that year’s ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment.

Most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May.

Appointments begin after that year’s ALA Annual Conference.

For more information about ULS committee appointments, please contact the current vice-chair: