Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Join
Public Library Division (PLD)
Share |

Public Library Division (PLD)

Welcome Message

The purpose of the Public Library Division of the Alabama Library Association is to promote public library service and development throughout Alabama. We do this by:

  • supporting increased cooperation among all types of libraries,
  • promoting the profession of librarianship within Alabama's public libraries,
  • representing the interests and concerns of public libraries in relation to the Alabama Library Association and the Alabama Public Library Services, and
  • by developing legislative priorities for the public libraries and other issues as may be pertinent to the Division.

Continuing education, networking and mentoring with other librarians will keep Alabama public libraries a dynamic force within their communities.


Executive Committee

Name Office Email
Jess Ross
April Wallace
Carrie Steinmehl
Abby Carpenter
Immediate-Past Chair



Bylaws and Policies
Jane C. Daugherty,
Abby Carpenter,
Membership and Publicity
Jessica Ross,
Standards and Achievements
Mary Elizabeth Harper,
Gail Sheldon,



  • The PLD Bylaws were revised in 2013 and are available here in PDF.


Min-Conference Information

  • PLD hosts a Mini-Conference each winter. Information and registration for the 2017 Mini-Conference is now available.


PLD Standards Applications and Workfroms


Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal