Presiding Officer: Sari Feldman, ALA President
Assisting Presiding Officer: Julie B. Todaro, ALA President-Elect
Secretary of Council: Keith Michael Fiels, ALA Executive Director
Parliamentarian: Eli Mina
Council began with reports of ALA/Council Committee Nominations for 2016-2017 Council Committee on Committees- This committee helps lay the committee appointments for the President.
The following Councilors stood for election
Cranston Public Library
Hannah K. Lee
Senior Assistant Librarian
University of Delaware
Cyndee Sturgis Landrum
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Library Services Manager
San Mateo County Library
San Mateo, CA
Diane R. Chen
Stratford STEM Magnet High School
Kimberly Anne Patton
Youth Services Supervisor
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
Kansas City, KS
Alexandra P. Rivera
Student Enrichment and Community
University of Michigan Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Yonkers Public Library
All Councilors were asked to vote for 4 councilors- results will be announced at Council II
There were several new business resolutions brought to the floor based on the Membership meeting the previous day. At the Membership meeting any ALA member can bring forward a resolution for ALA Council to consider if it is presented, seconded and then the membership in attendance votes for it. The first three resolutions presented at Council I came from the floor of the membership meeting.
Resolution Calling Upon Libraries to Build More Inclusive Communities,
ALA President Sari Feldman, ALA CD#44_62516_ACT- this was passed
Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers,
and Library Patrons, ALA President Sari Feldman,
ALA CD#45_62516_ACT- this was deferred to Council III so that it could be discussed at the Council on Legislation and the Council Forum
Resolution Concerning the Creation of the Deaf Culture
Digital Library, ALA President Sari Feldman,
ALA CD#46_62516_ACT- this was deferred to ASCLA and Council on Legislation.
Resolution in Support of the Professional Cataloging Processes
and Determinations of the Library of Congress,
Councilors Andrew Hart and Erin Stalberg,
ALA CD#39_6816_ACT- This was passed.
Resolution Concerning the Role of Chapters in the American
Library Association, Councilors Jayne Beline and
Cynthia Czesak, ALA CD#40_Revised 62416_ACT- This was deferred to discuss during the Council Forum and will be brought forward to Council II
If you would like to read the full resolution information, please go to ALA Connect on ala.org. You can browse all the documents or you can use the search feature and type ALA CD# (and what the number of the document is). I have included this at the bottom of each resolution.
The last agenda item was a facilitated discussion where all council members were divided into small groups and we discussed the Libraries Transform initiative. we discussed how we could be more proactive in helping everyone members, chapters, divisions and roundtables become more involved in this new initiative.