Executive Board Candidate Forum

Matthew Ciszek
Trever A. Dawes
Susan Jennings
Patty Wong
Lessa Pelaydo-Lozada
Maria  Taesil Hudson McCauley
Jack Martin
All spoke about their passion to serve on Executive Board.
Council will vote on three people to serve on Executive Board.

Patty Wong, Lissa Pelayo-Lozada and Trevor Dawes received the most votes and will serve a 2017-2020 term.

ALA Council II

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:00am-12:00noon
Georgia World Congress Center
Reports of Officers
– To amend 2015 ALA Strategic Directions by adding a
4th Strategic Direction: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,
James (Jim) G. Neal, ALA President-Elect,
The Council voted to support the addition to of the 4th Strategic

Reports of ALA/Council Committees
– Tellers Report on the ALA Director Search Committee
Council Election, ALA Councilor Bill Sudduth, Chair,
Mario Gonzalez- Councilor at Large and Amy Lappin- NH Chapter Council were elected.

– Constitution and Bylaws Committee
James R. Rettig, Chair, ALA CD#25
Bylaws changes were nominal and all approved.

Reports of ALA/Council Committees
– International Relations Committee
Luis Herrera
Luis discussed the IFLA conference in Columbus, OH about its success.

– ALA Council Resolutions Committee
ALA Councilor Ed Sanchez, Chair,
Ed presented a report on how the committee has created a flow chart to help Council members migrate through the resolution process.

Reports of Special Committees/Groups
– Freedom to Read Foundation Report
Martin L. Garnar, FTRF President

New Business:
– Resolution on the Education Requirements for Future ALA 15 Mins
Executive Directors, Peter Hepburn, ALA Executive Board
Member, ALA CD#14-14.1
The resolution focuses on amending to say ALA accredited master degree in library science is strongly preferred but not required.  A strong debate occurred. The vote for the amendment failed 75 (Yes) 78 (No).  It was an amazing demonstration in positive, respectful debate.

– Resolution Protecting Families and Caregivers ALA Councilors
Christian Zabriskie, Lauren Comito, & Ed Garcia, ALA CD#31
This resolution focuses on ensuring that committee members who are faced with family issues are not asked to resign from positions.  Again there was a robust debate.  The resolution passed but will also be forwarded to the Policy Committee to determine where it will appear in the Policy Manual.

– ALA Annual Conference Remodel Discussion,
Mary W. Ghikas, ALA Sr. Assoc. Executive Director, ALA CD#40
Mary shared why the remodel has occurred.  It was a response to regular members who have expressed concern about the expansive campus of Annual and the difficulty of members who are not affiliated with a committee to submit a program for conference.  There will be further discussion at ALA Annual conference in Chicago.
The full conference remodel FAQ is attached
http://connect.ala.org/node/262694 CD#40

Keith Michael Fiels shared that the attendance for Atlanta was over 8700.