Council I tends to be a session where we have a series of reports with only a few action items.
Loida introduced all the state chapter presidents in attendance and it was very nice to hear Laurel Littrel introduced as our Kansas Chapter President. The nominees for the Executive Board positions are presented and there is an opportunity to nominate additional board member candidates from the floor. Eboni Henry, Leslie Preddy, Alex Rivera, Gladys Smiley Bell and Karen Schneider are the candidates.
Courtney Young, chair of the ALA Executive Director Search Committee shared the plan for the search and the timeline. ALA Council had a chance to vote on additional members of the search committee.
Her report is ALA document CD#34_info
Peter Hepburn and Susan Jennings were elected to serve on the search committee.
We had one resolution for new business- RESOLUTION-for the Adoption of Sustainability as a Core Value of Librarianship, Sara Dallas ALA CD#37-act
The goal of this resolution was to take a proactive step when possible to encourage sustainability as a Core Value. Librarians are encouraged when possible to look for ways to incorporate sustainability in their work. The Sustainability Taskforce will continue to work on these endeavors and also look at how this functions at conference as well.