Many of the Pre-Convention Committee Meetings will be held virtually and any member may attend by signing up using the links below. The purpose of all pre-convention Committee meetings is to transact business pertinent to individual committees such as announcement of award recipients, consideration of assigned resolutions and/or amendments to Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules, review of program accomplishments, and to provide department representatives an opportunity to exchange ideas.
|Title||Pre-con Date||Archived Video|
|AEF||Thursday, August 10, 2023||View AEF Pre-Con Video|
|ALA Girls Nation||Thursday, August 17, 2023||View ALA Girls Nation Pre-Con Video|
|Americanism||Monday, August 14, 2023||View Americanism Pre-Con Video|
|Children & Youth||Tuesday, August 15, 2023||View Children & Youth Pre-Con Video|
|Community Service||Wednesday, August 16, 2023||View Community Service Pre-Con Video|
|Education||Wednesday, August 9, 2023||View Education Pre-Con Video|
|Finance||Tuesday, August 22, 2023||View Finance Pre-Con Video|
|Juniors||Monday, August 14, 2023||View Juniors Pre-Con Video|
|Leadership||Tuesday, August 15, 2023||View Leadership Pre-Con Video|
|Legislative||Wednesday, August 9, 2023||View Legislative Pre-Con Video|
|Membership||Monday, August 21, 2023||View Membership Pre-Con Video|
|National Chaplain||Tuesday, August 22, 2023||View Chaplain Pre-Con Video|
|National Historian||Thursday, August 17, 2023||View Historian Pre-Con Video|
|National Security||Wednesday, August 16, 2023||View National Security Pre-Con Video|
|Poppy||Wednesday, August 16, 2023||View Poppy Pre-Con Video|
|Public Relations||Tuesday, August 15, 2023||View Public Relations Pre-Con Video|
|VA&R||Thursday, August 10, 2023||View VA&R Pre-Con Video|
Each department shall designate one official representative to attend the Virtual Pre-Convention Committee meetings. The official representative does not need to be a delegate or alternate; however, only those official representatives who are convention delegates/alternates will be allowed to vote in the virtual pre-convention committee meetings.
Departments shall designate their official representative via an online form provided by ALA National Headquarters.
National Convention In-Person Pre-Convention Committee Meetings
The following committees will meet in-person on Saturday, August 26:
Constitution & Bylaws
The Credentials, Rules, Resolutions, and Constitution & Bylaws Pre-Convention Committee meetings will be the only pre-convention meetings held in person on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 1030 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center. The Credentials, Rules and Resolutions Committee will meet concurrently (at the same time), while the Constitution & Bylaws Committee will be held that afternoon.
Each department secretary will indicate representatives to the in-person Pre-Convention Committee Meetings during delegate and alternate registration which opens in August. These individuals must be delegates or alternates to the National Convention.