The Association is governed by an executive Board that is comprised of the president, vice/president/president elect, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, and two elected members-at-large.
In addition to attending executive Board and Membership meetings during ALA Midwinter and Annual (Summer) conferences, members can be active in the Association through committee work. Staggered two-year appointments to committees (of four or more members) ensure continuity and promote mentoring of new appointees.
Special committees and task forces created as needed by the President each year. Examples include Local Arrangements committees for ALA Conferences and Task Force for Library Services to Asian Pacific Americans.
Members may be appointed as APALA liaisons to the ALA Council Committee on International Relations and the ALA Education Assembly. Other liaison opportunities to appropriate ALA committees/assemblies are under consideration. The president and/or designated APALA member represent(s) the Association on the ALA Diversity Council, the ALA Affiliates Group, and other ALA president-/executive-board-initiated special committees.
Members who have served as APALA President from 1980 to the present.
Members who have served as APALA Executive Director from 1980 to the present.