PSLA Committees

Committee Structure

  • Each committee will have two chairs plus a board liaison.
  • PSLA Members can volunteer to join a committee: Awards, Communications, Conference, Operations, or Teaching & Learning.
  • Task groups and coordinators will work on a specific task or duty within a committee.  Committee members are free to join short-term or long-term task groups. 
  • Co-chairs will identify and advertise task group opportunities.

Click Here to Volunteer to Serve on a Committee or Task Group!


 

Awards Committee 

Co-Chairs
 
Melissa (Daugherty) Janes Lauren Strohecker


Board Liaison: Craig McFeely

Contact: [email protected]

Sample Tasks:



 

Communications Committee

Co-Chairs
Corey Hall Kim Mento


Board Liaison: Mary Schwander

Contact: [email protected]

Sample Tasks:

    • Develop or curate content of messages to be shared with Association stakeholders
    • Disseminate information using appropriate delivery platforms

Legislation Task Group - PSLA Legislative Liaison - Deb Kachel


 

Conference Committee

Executive Director of Conference

Caitlin Linsenmann Sarah DeMaria
Incoming ED July 2019

 

Board Liaison and Co-chair: Robin Burns

Contact: [email protected]

Sample Tasks:

    • Planning Conference Schedule, Program, and Events
    • Registration
    • Sponsorships and Exhibits
    • Evaluation and Professional Act 48 Credits

 

Local & State Advocacy Committee

Cathi Fuhrman Debra Kachel

This special, two-year committee spearheads PSLA’s local and state advocacy efforts towards passage of state legislation specific to school library programs, funding, and staffing. The work of this also addresses building coalitions, communicating legislative alerts, working with Quantum Communications and EveryLibrary.org, and developing advocacy training, toolkits, and other communication tools as needed. The Committee is also responsible for the Take Action portion of the PSLA website.   

 


 

Operations Committee

Co-Chairs

 
Bob McConnell Vickie Saltzer


Board Liaison: Aimee Emerson

Contact: [email protected]

Sample Tasks:

    • Governance
      • Maintain, monitor, and update the official records (ex. Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and Bylaws), documents (ex. archives, mission, vision, and strategic plan) and inventory associated with the governing of the Association.
    • Membership
      • Maintain the official membership file and collection of dues
      • Advise the Board on matters related to membership structure and dues
      • Collect data on the status of school library programs within the Commonwealth
    • Leadership Development
      • Identify and develop leadership within the Association
      • Conduct nominations and elections in accordance with the provisions in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association

Membership Task Group - Allison Burrell and Lindsey Long - [email protected]

Listserv/E-list Task Group - Nancy Latanision


 

 Teaching & Learning Committee

Co-Chairs

Dustin Brackbill Karey Killian

Board Liaison: Ann Schmidt

Contact: [email protected]

Sample Tasks

    • Develop, review and inform members about content related to teaching and learning
      • Curriculum
      • Standards (academic standards, program standards, certification standards)
      • Diverse Learners
      • Teacher Effectiveness
      • Digital Resources (apps, websites, management tools) 
      • Library Administration
      • Promotional Events
    • Deliver content related to teaching and learning utilizing various platforms

Teaching and Learning Standing Task Group - Leadership Academies - Project Director, Dr. Mary Kay Biagini