Category Archives: AAAL Committees

AAAL Call for Nominations: Chair-Elect and Learning & Development Committee

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is seeking volunteers for the following Executive Committee and Sub-Committee positions, to begin this Spring. 

All staff from AAAL member institutions ( are eligible. We ask that for Executive Committee roles (we accept nominations or self-nominations) that interested candidates include a brief statement of interest in your email.  For Sub-Committee positions, we only require an expression of interest.  

Please forward Executive Nominations and Sub-Committee nominations to Alison Pitcher ( 

The deadline for applications/nominations is Friday, April 29th at noon. 

For a brief description of roles please see below. If you have any questions about the roles, please reach out to Ali Foster (    

Executive Committee Vacancies

Chair-Elect (2-3 year term – first as Chair-Elect, second year as chair, third year as Past-Chair). Responsibilities include: 

  • Call for volunteers for executive and standing committee positions as needed and ensure positions are filled and elections carried out as needed; 
  • Communicate changes to the Executive and Committee roster, including position terms, to the Communications Committee. 
  • Solicit applications for the Professional Development Award and oversee award disbursements

 Sub-Committee Vacancies

Learning & Development Committee – 2 vacancies (2-year term)

The Learning & Development Committee is responsible for coordinating and supporting Professional Development activities for AAAL, particularly planning the professional development portion of the Fall and Spring meetings, including: identifying theme, managing the call for and evaluation of presentation proposals, and arranging keynote presenter(s). 

For a full list of responsibilities for each role/committee, please visit the AAAL Bylaws Page. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for considering!

Kind Regards, 

Ali Foster (AAAL Chair) 

Call for AAAL Workshop Committee Member

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is seeking a new volunteer from a member institution to fill a two year term on the Workshop Sub-Committee. As a member of this committee you will work with a team of 2-3 people to coordinate and plan workshops or series of presentations as part of the AAAL Annual General Meeting (Spring) and the Fall meeting. Duties include issuing calls for, selecting and coordinating presenters, coordinate payment of any necessary expenses, providing support on the day of the meetings, collaborate with the Communications Committee to ensure presentation materials are posted on the AAAL website and coordinate with the Membership Coordinator to contribute to the assessment of workshops.

If you are interested, or have any questions about this, please contact Madelaine Vanderwerff (AAAL Chair Elect) ( by January 15th 2020.  Join us!