Today, I sat in on my last meeting with the Public Awareness Committee! My 2 year term is up at the conclusion of this conference.
If you haven’t filled out a volunteer form ever– Committee Volunteer Form , I highly suggest it as a way to get involved with ALA and not feel #alaleftbehind . At my meeting this am- we had a committee member on speaker phone who couldn’t make it! The committees are just looking for people who want to participate and are willing to put in some amount of effort.
I loved serving on the Public Awareness Committee– they launched the Libraries Transform movement, a major initiative to enable and empower communities to rethink their library spaces. If you are not aware you can sign up here Libraries Transform
The PAC also secures the Potential Chairs for National Library Week, and all of the National Library Week festivities. And it has a great group of passionate people who thoughtfully and critically assess how to help all libraries engage in positive ways with their public and community.