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  • 1.  Resolutions for Council

    Posted Dec 13, 2021 04:05 PM
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    Greetings ALA Council,

    ALA Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes

    Attached are Guidelines for preparing and submitting Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes that will come before the ALA Virtual Council Meetings on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 (Council I), Thursday, January 20, 2022  (Council II), and Monday, January 24, 2022 (Council III).  

    Any councilor, with seconder, may offer a resolution for consideration at the Virtual Council Meeting provided the resolution has been reviewed by the ALA Resolutions Committee.  All resolutions must be received by the ALA Resolutions Committee at alaresolutions@ala.org at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the calling of a virtual meeting to order.  This deadline ensures that final resolutions will be posted by the Council Secretariat (Marsha Burgess mburgess@ala.org)  within twenty-four (24) hours of the calling of a virtual meeting to order.

    When preparing a resolution for submission to the Resolutions Committee for consideration, it is very important to fill out the Resolution e-Form available at
     http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolutionwebform
    Although 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, ala-council@connectedcommunity.org

    Questions and concerns about Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes can be addressed to Aaron W Dobbs, chair, Resolutions Committee, via alaresolutions@ala.org. 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.

    Year-long Submission of ALA Resolutions

    Resolutions intended for either ALA Council or ALA Membership Meetings may be submitted to the ALA Resolutions Committee ( alaresolutions@ala.org ) 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: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolution_guidelines

    For more information about the 2022 Virtual Council Meetings: https://www.ala.org/aboutala/ala-governance-meetings

    Thank you for all your pre-work and for following the processes that will smooth the procedural path for your resolutions, memorials, and tributes!

    -Aaron
    :-)'

    Aaron W Dobbs (he/him)
    Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, President, 2021 - 2023
    ALA Council, Councilor for Small Round Tables, 2019 - 2022
    ALA Resolutions Committee, Chair 2021 – 2022, member 2020 - 2022
    ALA Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Member 2019 - 2021
    RT Member: ERT, GODORT, GNCRT, LearnRT, LHRT, LSSIRT, MAGIRT, NMRT, RMRT, SORT
    Div Member: ACRL, LITA, LLAMA, RUSA, UNITED