Committee on Family Engagement – January–June 2024 Report


The group met 2-3 times this reporting period.

After reviewing the current PLA Strategic Plan, please tell us:

Describe the current work of this committee and how it supports our strategic goals. Include work accomplished, decisions made, and any recommended follow-up actions.
The committee has started posting monthly on PLA’s social media and highlighting a family engagement activity (first post-12/19/23 on Instagram). This project targets transformation, professional growth, and advocacy and awareness as our posts will hopefully encourage other library staff to implement and/or start highlighting their family engagement activities.

Do you see opportunities to better align committee work with those goals?
No

What recommendations do you have for in-coming committee members? Are there particular streams of
work in progress to be carried over into the new committee year?
(January–June reporting period only)
This committee is moving to an Advisory status for next year. It would be great if they could continue the social media posting project, even if it is a part of the IMLS grant process.

What specific activities will this committee undertake over the next six months to support that alignment? (July–December reporting period only)

Are there other PLA or ALA committees whose partnership and collaboration would accelerate meeting PLA strategic goals?
If this committee were staying in its current form, it would pair well with ALSC’s Early and Family Literacy committee.

Is there anything else about your committee experience you’d like to share?
No

Submitted by Lisa Mulvenna and Linda Noyce on 01/04/2024