Council II session

January 29, 2013

The Council II session included the Treasurer’s Report (CD#13.1) as well as reports from the Policy Monitoring Committee (CD#17), Membership Committee (CD#14), Council Orientation Committee (CD#24–24.1), Committee on Organization (CD#27), and the Freedom to Read Foundation (CD#22).

Treasurer James Neal reported that total ALA revenues for 2012 were $49,636,817 against expenses of $50,053,297. Total ALA assets were $76,033,460, and total ALA liabilities were $45,570,809.

Council passed a motion brought by the Committee on Organization (COO) to create a Sustainability Round Table, described as “a forum for ALA members to exchange ideas and concerns regarding sustainability in order to move toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society.” The COO report also noted that it had approved the Library Boing Boing Membership Initiative Group changing its name to Library Lab Membership Initiative Group.

A dues adjustment proposal (CD#14) was widely debated, and referred to Executive Board for revision and discussion at Council III.


2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting – Star Wars at the Wrap-Up/Rev-Up Celebration

Authors Tom Angleberger and Chris Alexander host the Star Wars–themed Wrap-Up/Rev-Up Celebration—complete with stormtroopers, R2D2, and Boba Fett (in origami form).