ALA Council II- Chicago

Presiding: Julie B. Todaro, ALA President
Assisting: James (Jim) G. Neal, ALA President-Elect
Secretary of Council: Keith Michael Fiels, ALA Executive Director
Parliamentarian: Eli Mina

• Reports of ALA/Council Committees:

Committee on Diversity, ALA Councilor Martin L. Garnar, Chair
The Committee on Diversity moves the adoption of the following action items:
CD # 44.1, Definitions of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
CD # 44.2, Resolution on Libraries as Responsible Spaces
Both resolutions passed.  The resolution on Responsible Spaces was altered to take out the whereas statement tied to “safe spaces” because it was considered that we can’t ensure safe.

Policy Monitoring Committee (PMC)
ALA Councilor Christopher J. Corrigan, ALA CD#17.1
The recommendation of the PMC was to add into the manual the statement on requiring an MLS for the Executive Director which was a resolution that was passed at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta.

Committee on Organization (COO)
Sue Considine, Chair, ALA CD#27.1

International Relations Committee (IRC)
Leslie B. Burger, Chair, ALA CD#18.1-CD#18.2

Recognizing and Photographing Retiring Councilors and
Executive Board Members, Julie B. Todaro, ALA President

• Reports of Special Committees:
Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)
Martin L. Garnar, President, ALA CD#22.1

Center for the Future of Libraries 10 Mins.
Susan Kent, Chair, ALA CD#39

Conference Accessibility Task Force, Mike Marlin and
ALA Councilor Christopher J. Corrigan and ALA Executive Board
Member Mike L. Marlin, co-chairs, ALA CD#37.1

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