The Literature Chair keeps group, district and area assembly members informed of all available Conference-approved literature, audiovisual material and other special items, through displays and other suitable methods. They should become familiar with the information on G.S.O.’s A.A. website (www.aa.org). They maintain sources of literature and provide literature for groups, area, and district functions. The chair consider suggestions regarding proposed additions to and changes in Conference-approved literature and audiovisual material. They encourage A.A. members to read and purchase A.A. literature.
The purpose of a corrections committee is to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls, and to set up means of smoothing the way from the facility to the larger A.A. community through pre-release contacts. The corrections chair works with city and county jails and the Department of Corrections community supervision offices.
The mission of the Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Office Archives is to document permanently the work of Alcoholics Anonymous, to make the history of the organization accessible to A.A. members and other researchers, and to provide a context for understanding A.A.’s progression, principles and traditions. Consistent with A.A.’s primary purpose of maintaining our sobriety and helping other alcoholics achieve recovery, the Archives of Alcoholics Anonymous will: Receive, classify and index all relevant material, such as administrative files andrecords, correspondence, and literary works and artifacts considered to have historical importance to Alcoholics Anonymous; Hold and preserve such material; Provide access to these materials, as determined by the archivist in consultationwith the trustees’ Archives Committee, to members of Alcoholics Anonymous andto others who may have a valid need to review such material, contingent upon acommitment to preserve the anonymity of our members; Serve as a resource and laboratory to stimulate and nourish learning; Provide information services to assist the operations of Alcoholics Anonymous; Promote knowledge and understanding of the origins, goals and program ofAlcoholics Anonymous.