Membership Initiative Groups

A Membership Initiative Group (MIG) is formed when a group of Ƶmembers identifies a common concern or interest about librarianship which falls outside the delegated responsibility of a single division, roundtable, or unit, and wishes to establish a short-term mechanism to address this concern or interest. To establish a MIG, which must be approved by COO and reported to Council, a group must submit to the Committee on Organization a statement of purpose, at least one hundred signatures of Ƶmembers in good standing, and the names and addresses of designated organizers. (ƵPolicy 6.12). Contact Danielle Alderson, dalderson@ala.org, Member Programs and Services, ƵHeadquarters.

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A Membership Initiative Group (MIG) is an informal, renewable, and typically short-term vehicle that provides like-minded members with the opportunity to organize activities and communicate about topical issues of mutual interest. While possibly overlapping with other Ƶunits for brief times, a MIG may not assume any other unit’s delegated responsibilities, nor may a MIG speak for the Association. See .

For additional information, contact Marsha P. Burgess, Staff Liaison to the Committee on Organization.