2013 Seattle Council I

2013 Seattle Council I

Normal start of council business -agenda, minutes, etc.

Nominations for Executive Board members were made.

Report on actions by the Executive Board since the fall meeting

Report from the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group

Report from Resolutions Committee

Resolution to accept the changes in the document. These were corrections and omissions from previous versions.

I voted for this and it passed.

We had an hour long discussion on Rethinking ALA. It was an interesting and active discussion.

Resolution to Change Policy B.9.2.2 School Library Media Specialist

Resolution to Change Policy B.9.2.2 School Library Media Specialists (formerly ALA Policy #54.2.2)
 
Whereas, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is a division of the American Library Association that represents more than 7500 members, and through a state affiliate structure, speaks for school librarians throughout the nation; and
Whereas, at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting, AASL adopted the professional title “school librarian” as the title which reflects the roles of the 21st century school library professional as leader, instructional partner, information specialist, teacher, and program administrator,
Whereas, AASL has recently approved the 2010 ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation of School Librarians; and
Whereas, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has recently merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and
Whereas, the American Library Association is a member of the Council for the Association of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as a specialty association and has designated AASL as the unit responsible for developing the curriculum guidelines for educational programs to prepare school librarians; and
Whereas, the current ALA Policy B.9.2.2 (formerly ALA Policy #54.2.2) reflects a structure that is no longer in place for accreditation of an educational unit providing the appropriate first professional degree for school librarians, now therefore be it
Resolved, that the following statement, adopted by the AASL Board on January 26, 2013, be endorsed by the ALA Council that the Policy Monitoring Committee will Change Policy B.9.2.2 School Library Media Specialists (formerly ALA Policy #54.2.2) from this text:
The master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education is the appropriate first professional degree for school library media specialists.
 
Adopted July 11, 1988, by ALA Council; revised 2008

To this text:
 
Policy B.9.2.2 School Librarians (formerly ALA Policy #54.2.2):
 
“The master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a master’s degree with a specialty in school librarianship from an ALA/AASL Nationally Recognized program in an educational unit accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation is the appropriate first professional degree for school librarians.”
 
Adopted July 11, 1988, by ALA Council; revised 2008, 2013.)

Moved by Sara Kelly Johns, AASL Division Councilor, 518-569-2339
 
Seconded by Catherine Marriott, Councilor at Large

I voted for this and it passed.

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