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How To Be An ALCTS Leader

Information and documentation for ALCTS leaders.

Keep in mind

Keep in mind:

  • Communicate with the ALCTS Staff as often as needed. All questions are welcome.
  • Communicate with the ALCTS President on ALCTS-wide matters as needed.
  • Read the ALCTS News.
  • Join the ALCTSCentral list ( How to join the list.
  • Division-level and section-level committee chairs, as well as interest group chairs, all have their own lists for communication. Contact ALCTS staff if you haven't been added to the appropriate list.


Welcome to the ALCTS Leadership LibGuide! Here you will find resources on becoming a great leader for ALCTS.

For information about the responsibilities of committee chairs, interest group chairs, and section chairs, use the tabs on the left.


This LibGuide is maintained by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee. Please direct any feedback to the chair of the committee.

ALCTS New Leaders Orientation Webinar

The 2019 webinar was hosted by the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee and replaced the in-person orientation that used to be held during the Annual Conference for new ALCTS Chairs. Webinar participants: Jennifer Bowen, ALCTS President, Chris Cronin, ALCTS President-Elect, Kerry Ward, ALCTS Interim Executive Director, Julie Reese, ALCTS Deputy Director, and Laura Evans, Chair of the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee.

Topics discussed include:

  • Structure of ALCTS 
  • Who's who in the ALCTS office
  • Calendar of activities
  • Programs and sponsorships
  • Resources for ALCTS leaders

Target audience:

  • Anyone in a new post within ALCTS
  • Anyone else who aspires to a leadership post within ALCTS or who would like to learn more about how ALCTS operates.