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Association Committees are appointed for the purpose of carrying out the work of the association. The President, with the approval of the Executive Board, appoints these Committees, as well as the Committee Chairs.

Interested in serving on a committee? Just click the button below to fill out a standard committee volunteer form or an awards committee volunteer form.

                  



Each Section may also have Committees established to carry out the work of that particular Section. Each Section has Committee Chairs.

LLA currently has 16 standing association Committees:         



Anthony Benoit Mid Career Award

Purpose
To recognize a Louisiana librarian in mid-career for outstanding contributions to the field of librarianship.

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Essae M. Culver Award

Purpose
To honor a librarian whose professional service and achievements, whose leadership in Louisiana association work, and whose lifetime accomplishments in a field of librarianship within the state merit recognition of particular value to Louisiana librarianship.

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Finance

Purpose
To review the annual budget for submission to the Executive Board. To review quarterly budgetary and financial statement supplied by fiscal officer To advise the Board on long range financial and investment planning. To keep abreast of all fiscal issues facing the Board and serve as financial advisors to the Board. 

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Intellectual Freedom

Purpose
To defend the right and responsibility of the publicly supported library preserve the freedom to read, as stated in the "Library Bill of Rights" adopted by the American Library Association.

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LLA Meritorious Service Award

Purpose
To publicly recognize an individual who has demonstrated sustained and exemplary leadership and service to further the development, services, visibility and/or policies of LLA.


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Louisiana Literary Award

Purpose
To promote interest in books related to Louisiana, to encourage their publication, and to keep informed on the release of such books.


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Modisette Award

Purpose
To recognize excellence in Louisiana school library programs, rather than honor an outstanding school librarian.

Committee Members
Chair: Elementary School Libraries
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Junior/Senior High School Libraries: 
Public Libraries (Awarded in Even-Numbered Years):
Public Library Trustees: 

Resolutions

Purpose
To initiate resolutions. The committee will act without bias or prejudice on the proposed resolutions and will have the power to review and edit the proposed resolutions for presentation in an acceptable format. It may refer resolutions to appropriate individuals, committees, or sections for study. It may also reject resolutions for being poorly prepared, inappropriate, or in conflict with the LLA Constitution, Bylaws, or policies. The committee will approve only those resolutions deemed to be important to the LLA membership.

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Please refer to the LLA Manual for further information on the charge and responsibilities of these Committees.



Conference

Purpose
To plan and make arrangements essential to the efficient conduct of the activities of the annual conference of the Association.

Committee Members

Conference Chair: Celise Reech-Harper, llacelise at gmail dot com

Exhibits Chair: Joey Gremillion, jgremillion at shreve-lib dot org
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History

Purpose
To maintain the written history of the Association on an annual basis and shall include: Significant Executive Board action, Sections, Awards, Conference, Publications, and Committees. To compile and submit to a database to ensure availability to all members of the Association, the names of the General Officers, Section Officers, Award winners, Conference theme and site and dates.

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Legislation

Purpose
To enlist the necessary support for successful passage of laws (federal, state and local) tending to promote library interests. To enlist necessary opposition to bills injurious to library interests. To develop plans yearly for a State Legislative Day, including a workshop for training of participants.

Committee Members
President: Jeremy Bolom, jbolom at mylpl dot org

First Vice President/President-Elect:  Lora Amsberryaugier, lamsberr at uno dot edu

Second Vice President: Jenny Mayer, jennyrosemayer at gmail dot com

ALA Councilor: Vivian McCain, straitviv at gmail dot com

State Librarian: Rebecca Hamilton, rhamilton at crt dot state dot la dot us
LALINC: 
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LLA Scholarship Committee

Purpose
To solicit funds from School of Library and Information Science alumni, association members, industry, and other sources. To administer the scholarship award.

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Membership

Purpose
To solicit and stimulate membership.

Committee Members
Chair: 
LaSSAL: 
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Sub Specialist: 
School: 
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SLIS Student: 
VP/President-elect: Lora Amsberryaugier, lamsberr at uno dot edu


Nominating

Purpose
To prepare a slate of two or more nominees, each of whom meets the qualifications stated in the Bylaws, for each elective office. 

Committee Members
Chair: Academic/Subject Specialist
Public: 
School Librarian: 



LLA Scholarship Trust

Purpose
To be responsible for the guardianship of the funds of the LLA Scholarship Fund - A Trust.

Trustees


Web Oversight

Purpose

Advocate for a content-rich and engaging website that benefits the Association and its members. Propose new content areas to the LLA Executive board for inclusion on the Association's website. Ensure that pages are up-to-date and error-free. Submit content and corrections to the association management team/web administrator. Ensure that the website follows best practices in web design and advocate for website improvements to maintain a modern and attractive website.


Committee Members
Chair: Shanna Clevenger, scleve at dcc dot edu

Committee: Luis Interiano, linteriano at wbrlibrary dot us




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