ALA Membership Meeting- June 23, 2018

The Membership meeting had two resolutions brought to the meeting
Resolution on Socially responsible investments for the ALA Endowment Funds
There was discussion focused on the complements of our mutual funds.  The goals for the Endowment trustees is to develop a strategic plan to shift focus to more environmentally friendly funds. The resolution specifically requested that the Trustees remove all funds that hold fossil fuels.  The discussion addressed that as mutual funds we can’t get to 100% fossil fuel free.
The resolution failed

Resolution on the education requirement for the ALA Executive Director to be MLS or MLIS required.
There was a heated debate based on the importance of having the MLS or MLIS or whether the requirement should be MLS preferred.
The resolution failed
The Search team will reassemble and begin the work to find a new ALA Executive Director with MLS strongly preferred.
The goal is to have the new ED in place by Midwinter 2020.

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