Unless otherwise noted, the following committees are open to interested LLA members.
Meets with LLA Treasurer to prepare annual budget.
Building and Grounds
Oversees maintenance, security, and upgrades to LLA property.
Circulating Library – Manages small lending library on first floor for member use.
Decorations – Organizes table and holiday decorations.
Historian – Serves as resource for member and public research about the LLA.
Vintage Library – Maintains remaining volumes of the original lending library housed in locked bookcases in the Main Library on the first floor.
Revises and updates LLA Bylaws as needed.
Community Outreach Evaluation (CORE)
Evaluates and initiates community outreach and partnerships with other nonprofits in Kalamazoo. Membership of three rotates, with new member appointed by each LLA President.
Books for Babies – Collects and distributes books donated by members to go to underserved infants and toddlers in the Kalamazoo area.
Kalamazoo Valley River Trail Clean Up – Carries out annual trail clean up.
Immediate Past President transfers and files records from her term in office.
Marketing / Publicity
Works with Board and committee chairs to promote the LLA, including publicity of LLA-sponsored community events.
Produces bimonthly newsletter, annual Yearbook / Directory, periodic email alerts, and maintains LLA website and Facebook page.
Provides membership support. Helps with sponsoring and mentoring new members. Chair of the committee sits on the Board.
Recruits slate of candidates for the biannual elections. Committee chair is appointed by the President. Two committee members are elected by the general membership.
Selects programs for member meetings based on areas of interest suggested by members. The committee chair is Vice President of the Board.
Ways & Means
Carries out revenue-generating programs open to LLA members and the community. Subcommittees include:
Audiovisual (AV) – Assists presenters with AV equipment.
Cooking – Prepares meals for member and non-member events.
Docents – Trained volunteers lead guided tours of the LLA building, highlighting LLA’s history.
Linen Maintenance – Launders table linens.
Reservations – Takes reservations and pre-payment for LLA member events.
Table Setting – Sets tables for member and public events.
Tea – Prepares and serves food for member teas.