(via Emily Drabinski, City University of New York Graduate Center)
The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Virtual Volunteer Fair, to be held on Wednesday, September 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM CDT. The Fair will be an opportunity for ALA members to drop in and speak with committee members and staff liaisons from various ALA groups that offer volunteer opportunities, including ALA Association committees, Divisions, and Round Tables. This is a chance for members to ask more specific questions about a committee or group’s work, time commitment, typical schedule, how to volunteer, and more.
Members should register for the event here, but attendance for the full two hours is not required. Members can drop in and out as their schedule allows. The various groups will be divided into breakout sessions, and attendees will be free to move amongst the breakout sessions. ALA Staff will be available in the zoom to assist with tech, help members move from room to room, and to answer other questions.
In order to participate fully in the breakout sessions, please ensure that you have the most-up-to-date version of Zoom. You can read about how to update your Zoom version here.
A list of the breakout sessions and schedule will be provided to all registered attendees prior to the date and available in the main session of the Virtual Volunteer Fair.
Don’t forget that members must be up-to-date with their membership to serve on a committee, so please renew your membership today, at https://ec.ala.org/membership/renew/login. Read the recent call for volunteers for ALA Association and Council committees, at https://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2022/07/volunteer-serve-ala-council-and-joint-committees-2023-2025. You will learn more about this process during the Virtual Volunteer Fair, in addition to Division and Round Table committees.