The President is the chief executive and spokesperson for the association. In accordance with the By-Laws, the President is responsible for both substantive and administrative decisions regarding association plans and activities. In particular, the President:
The Immediate Past President attends all Board meetings and provides continuity by informing the Board of past procedures and activities. Specially, the Immediate Past President:
The Vice-President/President-Elect is responsible for the program activities of the Association and for acting in the place of the President as necessary. Specifically, the Vice-President/President-Elect:
The Secretary is responsible for taking minutes and ensuring access to the records of the Association. In particular, the duties of Secretary are:
The Treasurer is responsible for the financial affairs of the Association. The Treasurer is also responsible for informing interest groups and committees about financial procedures. In particular, the Treasurer:
The Membership Director is responsible for maintaining the membership records and mailing list for the Association. In particular, the Membership Director:
The ALA Council Representative is responsible for representing the Association and its Executive Board within the American Library Association. The Chapter Representative is a voting member of the ALA Council and as such must exercise a considerable degree of independence, initiative, and judgment in voting and representing DCLA on the ALA Council. In particular, the Chapter Representative:
The Directors provide guidance to the Association. Specifically, the Directors:
Career/Leadership Development Director
These individuals are appointed by the President for a one-year term. The appointments expire with the end of the President's term. The incoming President may appoint them to another term.
The chair of an interest group of the District of Columbia Library Association is responsible for programs sponsored by the group. Specifically, the chair:
The Communications Director is responsible for all DCLA communications, marketing, and social media, on behalf of the Board of Directors. They will manage the monthly email newsletter (The Capital Librarian), maintain a social media strategy and content plan, ensure that members are receiving timely DCLA communications and dues notices, and they will support official communications requests from the President, Advocacy Director, and other Board members. The Communications Director will serve as an alternate for local, state, and federal advocacy, in the event that the Advocacy Director is unavailable. They will also maintain a digital archive of past membership emails and newsletters, using any digital platforms being used by DCLA.
The Joint Spring Workshop representative serves as DCLA's representative on the committee. Specifically, the individual:
The chair is responsible for planning National Library Legislative Day activities and coordinating planning with American Library Association and Special Libraries Association.
The Student Financial Assistance chair is responsible for raising monies to fund loans and grants to full or part-time students enrolled in a Master's degree program in library science at an accredited college or university. Works closely with the Student Liaison.