Dear fellow Councilors,
The Council meetings for the ALA 2021 Midwinter meetings are only two weeks away, so I thought I'd resend the message sent out a few weeks ago as a reminder to send in your resolutions now or in the not too distant future. Thanks to those of you who have already submitted resolutions for the January 24-26Council sessions. The deadline for resolutions has been set as 48 hours prior to the calling to order of a Council meeting, in other words final or mostly final versions of resolutions are due Friday through Sunday, January 22-24 depending for which Council session agenda you intend them.
Therefore, to summarize and remind you:
Attached are Guidelines for preparing and submitting Resolutions, Memorials, and Tributes to come before the ALA Virtual Council Meetings on Sunday, January 24th (Council I), Monday, January 25 (Council II), and Tuesday, January 26th (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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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, please also 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 try to 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 Council list, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions and concerns about Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes can be addressed to Mike Marlin, chair, Resolutions Committee, via email@example.com or directly to firstname.lastname@example.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.
Special Announcement :
Year-long Submission of ALA Resolutions
Resolutions intended for either ALA Council or ALA Membership Meetings may be submitted to the ALA Resolutions Committee (email@example.com) 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 2021 Virtual Council Meetings: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/meeting_calendar
Chair, ALA Resolutions Committee
Mike L. Marlin
Director, California Braille and Talking Book Library
ALA Councilor at Large
ALA Representative to IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Standing Committee
Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Email: email@example.com
Mobile: (916) 243-9778