In 2009 the Council of the ALA was expanded to include eleven (11) Active Fellows. The original ten (10) members of the Council included the President who leads the Council, the Vice President/President-Elect, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Editor, the three (3) preceding Presidents and two (2) Councilors-at-Large. These members are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association and serve for a one (1) year term, or until their successors are elected. In 2009, in an effort to promote continuity amongst the council, the position of ALA Historian was created. The Historian must have been a Past President, serves for five (5) years, and may be re-elected for one additional term. For further details on Council Members and duties please refer to the by-laws of the Association.
The Council meets twice yearly to manage the business of the Association. The first meeting is held during the winter either via teleconference or in-person at the Triological Society Combined Sectional Meetings. The second meeting is held immediately prior to the Annual Meeting of the Association.
2019-2020 ALA Officers and Council Member