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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
Chair jross@wcpls.org
April Wallace
Chair-Elect adeaton@bham.lib.al.us
Carrie Steinmehl
Secretary carries@bham.lib.al.us
Abby Carpenter
Immediate-Past Chair acouch@flpl.org

 

Committees

 
Bylaws and Policies
Jane C. Daugherty, janecdaugherty@gmail.com
Abby Carpenter, abby@flpl.org
 
Membership and Publicity
Jessica Ross, jross@wcpls.org
 
Standards and Achievements
Mary Elizabeth Harper, meharper@tuscaloosa-library.org
Gail Sheldon, oplib@otelco.net

 

Bylaws

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

 

Min-Conference Information

  • PLD hosts a Mini-Conference each winter. Futher information and registration materials will be announced when available.

 

PLD Standards Applications and Workfroms

 

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