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.

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Awards Committee 

Co-Chairs: Melissa Daugherty and Lauren Strohecker
Board Liaison: Craig McFeely

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Sample Tasks:

Communications Committee

Co-Chairs: Corey Hall and Laura Ward
Board Liaison: Mary Schwander

[email protected]

Sample Tasks:

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

Conference Committee

Executive Director of Conference: Caitlin Linsenmann
Board Liaison and Co-chair: Robin Burns

[email protected]

Sample Tasks:

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

Operations Committee

Co-Chairs: Bob McConnell and Vickie Saltzer
Board Liaison: Aimee Emerson

[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
    • Maintain subscriptions to PSLA Listserv
    • Collect data on the status of school library programs within the Commonwealth
  • Leadership Development
    • Identify and develop leadership with in the Association
    • Conduct nominations and elections in accordance with the provisions in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association

Teaching & Learning Committee

Co-Chairs: Dustin Brackbill and Kristin Crans
Board Liaison: Ann Schmidt

[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 Leaners
    • Teacher Effectiveness
    • Digital Resources (apps, websites, management tools) 
    • Library Administration
    • Promotional Events
  • Deliver content related to teaching and learning utilizing various platforms