Virtual Pre-Convention Committee Meetings

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.

TitlePre-con Date

Archived Video
AEFThursday, August 10, 2023

View AEF Pre-Con Video
ALA Girls NationThursday, August 17, 2023

View ALA Girls Nation Pre-Con Video
AmericanismMonday, August 14, 2023

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Children & YouthTuesday, August 15, 2023

View Children & Youth Pre-Con Video
Community ServiceWednesday, August 16, 2023

View Community Service Pre-Con Video
EducationWednesday, August 9, 2023

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FinanceTuesday, August 22, 2023

View Finance Pre-Con Video
JuniorsMonday, August 14, 2023

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LeadershipTuesday, August 15, 2023

View Leadership Pre-Con Video
LegislativeWednesday, August 9, 2023

View Legislative Pre-Con Video
MembershipMonday, August 21, 2023

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National ChaplainTuesday, August 22, 2023

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National HistorianThursday, August 17, 2023

View Historian Pre-Con Video
National SecurityWednesday, August 16, 2023

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PoppyWednesday, August 16, 2023

View Poppy Pre-Con Video
Public RelationsTuesday, August 15, 2023

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VA&RThursday, 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:

Credentials Committee
Rules Committee
Resolutions Committee
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.