The Conference Program Planning Committees plan and organize the Section's Annual Conference programs. Committee members review past program topics and formats, choose a timely topic of interest to Section members and also to a broad spectrum of ALA members, recruit the best available speakers on the chosen topics, present the program in the most appropriate format, and evaluate the program based on responses from those who attend.
Meeting the deadlines established by the ALA Conference Arrangements Office and ACRL is an essential task of the Committee's chair. As these deadlines come from different sources, they will be received separately. A typical two-year scenario is outlined below.
The Conference Program Planning Committee has traditionally consisted of seven or more members, who serve for two years. It is highly desirable to stagger co-chair appointments to ensure continuity. The timetable would be as follows: the committee appointed at the close of the 1989 Annual Conference by newly-elected vice-chair/chair-elect is responsible for the program at the 1991 Annual Conference.
Current membership can be found on the ACRL-STS website.
|Four to six weeks before the first meeting:|
19 months prior to proposed program:
18 months prior to proposed program:
|Between Midwinter and Annual Conference:|
17 months to proposed program:
14 months to proposed program:
12 months prior to the proposed program:
|Between Annual and Midwinter:|
9 months prior to the proposed program
9 months prior to the proposed program:
7 months prior to the proposed program:
6 months prior to the program:
5 months prior to the program:
2 months prior to the program:
|After the program:|