2013 Seattle Council II

2013 Seattle Council II

Normal start of business activities

Treasurer’s Report

ALA endorses the programmatic priorities in line with the ALA Ahead to 2015

Diversity
Equitable Access to Information and Library Services
Education and Lifelong Learning
Intellectual Freedom
Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession
Literacy
Organizational ExcellenceTransforming Libraries

Report from Policy Monitoring Committee

We passed all of the changes as a bulk motion as they are housekeeping changes.

We also changed the wording per the motion of Council I on School Librarians. I voted for it and it passed.

Report from the Membership Committee on the Dues Adjustment Proposal.

DRAFT OF MOTION:
1. That ALA Council approves the proposed revision of Bylaws Article I, Section 2
b. Current wording:
Article I, Section 2.  Categories and Dues. Categories within each classification of membership in the Association may be established by the Council upon recommendation by the Executive Board. Dues for personal members shall be set by the Executive Board with approval by a vote of the Council and subject to a mail vote of the personal members.  Dues for Chapter Members, Organization Members, and Corporate Members shall be set by Council upon recommendation of the Executive Board.  (Note:  See ALA Policy 12.) Members falling into two or more categories of membership shall pay the highest applicable dues and shall receive corresponding privileges. The membership year for any member of the Association and its divisions and round tables shall be twelve consecutive months effective the first day of the month following receipt of dues payment.

 
c. Proposed revision: (Text to be deleted has been struck through; new text is in brackets.)
Article I, Section 2.  Categories and Dues. Categories within each classification of membership in the Association may be established by the Council upon recommendation by the Executive Board. Dues for personal members shall be set by the Executive Board with approval by a vote of the Council and subject to a mail vote of the personal members.  [Dues for personal members will be reviewed annually by the Executive Board, which may approve a dues adjustment not to exceed the percentage change in the national average Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the previous calendar year, rounded to the nearest dollar. Any increase beyond the above provision shall be proposed by the Executive Board with approval by a vote of the Council and subject to a mail vote of the personal members.] Dues for Chapter Members, Organization Members, and Corporate Members shall be set by Council upon recommendation of the Executive Board.  (Note:  See ALA Policy 12.) Members falling into two or more categories of membership shall pay the highest applicable dues and shall receive corresponding privileges. The membership year for any member of the Association and its divisions and round tables shall be twelve consecutive months effective the first day of the month following receipt of dues payment.

2. That ALA Council directs the Constitution and Bylaws Committee to review the proposed revision of Bylaws Article I, Section 2 and report back before the close of Council III of the 2013 Midwinter Meeting.
 
This was discussed in detail and was referred to the Executive Board to revise the language to include a revue process in the motion.

Report from the Council Orientation Committee

Report from the Committee on Organization

Moved approves creation of the Sustainability Round Table

I voted for this and it passed.

Report from the Freedom to Read Foundation

When issues become an active legal suit, it is very beneficial for the FRTF has members in that area. Everyone is encouraged to become members to provide that connection in the geographical region.

Registration is 10,558

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