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Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes at ALA Council meetings

  • 1.  Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes at ALA Council meetings

    Posted May 16, 2022 09:16 AM
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    Greetings ALA Councilors,

    Attached are Guidelines for preparing and submitting Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes to come before the ALA Council Meetings at ALA Annual.  Any councilor, with seconder, may offer a resolution for consideration at  Council Meetings provided the resolution has been reviewed by the ALA Resolutions Committee.  All resolutions must be received by the ALA Resolutions Committee at  at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the calling of a meeting to order. This deadline ensures that final resolutions will be posted by the Council Secretariat (Marsha Burgess  within twenty-four (24) hours of the calling of a meeting to order.

    When preparing a resolution for submission to the Resolutions Committee for consideration, movers should complete and submit the Resolution e-Form available  at 

    In some cases some components of the e-form may not be applicable, please be as complete as possible. Any information you provide will help to expedite the resolution process.

    To allow other Councilors time to consider your resolution, please post your proposed resolution as a "Document" to the ALA Council community,

    Questions and concerns about Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes can be addressed to Aaron Dobbs, chair, Resolutions Committee, via  The Resolutions Committee will review all moved and seconded resolutions and may suggest changes to the form and language of a Resolution, Memorial or Tribute for clarity and to assist the body in its consideration. 

    As a reminder:

    Year-long Submission of ALA Resolutions
    Resolutions intended for either ALA Council or ALA Membership Meetings may be submitted to the ALA Resolutions Committee ( throughout the calendar year. Upon their satisfactory review and any ensuing communication necessitated by questions or clarifications from the committee, those resolutions will be inventoried and placed in queue  for posting to the agenda of the next respective Council or Membership meeting.

    For more detailed information regarding how to prepare resolutions, please visit:

    For more information about the 2022 Council Meetings:

    Aaron W Dobbs (he/him)
    Library Support Staff Round Table, President, 2022 - 2023
    Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, President, 2021 - 2022
    ALA Council, Councilor for Small Round Tables, 2019 - 2022
    ALA Resolutions Committee, chair 2021 – 2022, member 2020 - 2022
    ALA Constitution & Bylaws Committee, member 2019 - 2023
    Round Table Member: GODORT, GNCRT, LearnRT, LHRT, LSSRT (formerly LSSIRT & SORT), MAGIRT, NMRT, RMRT
    Division Member: ACRL, Core (formerly LITA & LLAMA), RUSA, UNITED
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
    Professor & Library Department Chair
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Librarian Liaison for Business
    Librarian Liaison for STEM
    Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties
    Shippensburg University Chapter, President, 2022-2024; Vice President, 2016 - 2022
    Jeffrey W and Jo Anne R Coy Public Library of Shippensburg
    Board of Trustees, President 2022; Trustee 2019 - 2024