Council I: Transforming ALA Governance

Executive board nominations presented

January 20, 2022

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American Library Association (ALA) President Patricia “Patty” M. Wong called the first ALA Council meeting of LibLearnX 2022 to order at 2:52 p.m. on January 19.

The Virtual Council Rules (CD#5) and agenda for Council I (CD#8.1) were adopted, as well as the minutes from the June 2021 Virtual Annual Council meetings (CD#2).

ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall reviewed Executive Board actions since the June 2021 Virtual Meeting (CD#15) and implementation of the 2021 Virtual Meeting Council Actions (CD#9).

Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, chair of the Committee on Committees, presented the nominations for elections to the Executive Board. The candidates for election to three-year terms (2022–2025) on the ALA Executive Board (CD#11) are Kathy Carroll, Sara Dallas, Binh P. Le, and Ed Sanchez.

Pelayo-Lozada then announced the tellers for the ALA Council Elections (CD#11.1): Louis Muñoz Jr. (head teller), Celia Avila, Kathy Lester, and Joy Panigabutra-Roberts.

Amy Lappin, chair of Transforming ALA Governance (TAG), led discussion of the committee’s report (CD#35-35a) and motions (CD#35b).

ALA Parliamentarian Eli Mina reviewed the process required to fully adopt the TAG motion.

Aaron Dobbs moved to amend the term “ALA Executive Board” with “Governing Body” in TAG Part A. This was seconded and approved by unanimous consent.

Two TAG action items, as amended, were adopted (CD#35b parts A and B).

Wong adjourned the meeting at 5:28 p.m.


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