Council III

2011 ALA Council III New Orleans

Tributes and Memorials

Report from the Treasurer

Move approval of the new spending/payout formula and language changes in ala policy 8.5.1.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

Approval of FY 2012 budgetary ceiling of $62,912,676

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

Intellectual Freedom Report

 

Resolution to Protect Library User Confidentiality in Self-Service Hold Practices

 

Urges all libraries that implement self-service holds to protect patron identity by adopting practices and procedures that conceal the library user’s personally identifiable information in connection with the materials being borrowed;

Urges libraries, librarians, and the responsible bodies of ALA to work with vendors to incorporate applications into integrated library systems that enable libraries to conceal a library user’s identity in a cost-effective manner.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

 

Resolution to continue opposition to the use of section 215 of the USA Patriot act and the use of national security letters to violate reader privacy

 

Resolved, that ALA:

 

Continue to support reforms that protect reader privacy and civil liberties, especially the freedom to read without fear of government surveillance.

Continue to oppose the use of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act and the use of National Security Letters to violate reader privacy.

Support the passage of legislation which includes such reforms as heightened protections for library and bookseller records; judicial review of FISA orders, NSL’s and their associated gag orders; and the sunset of the USA PATRIOT Act’s NSL authorities, as proposed in S. 1125, the USA PATRIOT Act improvements Bill.

Express it thanks and appreciation to the members of Congress who work to protect reader privacy.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

RESOLUTION ON GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE FY 2012 APPROPRIATIONS

 

RESOLVED,     That the American Library Association urge Congress to reaffirm the United States Government Printing Office’s (GPO) mission in providing no-fee permanent public access to government information by fully funding the GPO appropriations for FY 2012 at the level requested by the United States Public Printer.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

RESOLUTION ON DEFUNDING OF STATISTICAL AGENCIES

 

RESOLVED, That the American Library Association (ALA):

 

Urge the U.S. Department of Commerce to reinstate full funding for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Compendia Branch and its publications and data products; and

 

Urge the Congress to ensure full funding for these critical statistical publications and data products.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

RESOLUTION TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR THE IMPROVING LITERACY THROUGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES PROGRAM

 

RESOLVED, That the American Library Association (ALA):

Urges the United States Congress to recognize the importance of school libraries by retaining the authorization of Improving Literacy Through School Libraries.

 

2.  Urges Congress to commit a minimum of $19.1 million designated specifically for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries in FY 2012.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

RESOLUTION TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR THE LIBRARY SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT (LSTA)

 

RESOLVED, The American Library Association urges the United States Congress and the President to fund the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) at $232 million for FY 2012 as authorized in December 2010.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE LIBRARIES IN THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA)

 

RESOLVED,  That the American Library Association (ALA) urge the United States Congress to include libraries in its reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  Libraries should be eligible to receive funds to serve as, or partner with, one-stops and workforce development providers. ALA also urge that Congress encourage state and local workforce boards to include librarians because of their expertise in providing digital literacy training.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

Report from the International Relations Committee

 

Revisit the report from the Task Force on Council Effectiveness

 

There were many recommendations for Council to consider ways to improving our effectiveness.  There was a lot of discussion but all were eventually accepted.

 

Resolved that ALA endorses the 16 May 2011 the United Nations the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the  right to freedom of opinion and expression.

 

I voted for this and it passed.

 

official attendance  20,186

 

Adjourned.

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