ALA Council I – Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012

Maureen Sullivan, Chair of the 2011-2012 Committee on Committees (and ALA President-Elect), presented the 2012 nominations for   Executive Board election.  Three councilors are to be elected for three-year terms from the following candidates: Robert (Rob) Banks, Alexia Hudson, Bobbi Newman, John Moorman, Rosario Garza, and Karen Downing.  Gladys Smiley Bell was nominated from the floor.

Keith Michael Fiels, ALA Executive Director, reviewed Executive Board actions since the 2011 Annual Meeting.  Major actions included approval of the acquisition of Neal-Schuman Publishing and approving Columbus as the site of the AASL 2015 Divisional National Conference.  He also reviewed the implementation report on ALA Council actions taken at the 2011 Annual Conference.

Sari Feldman and Robert Wolven, Co-Chairs of the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, presented a brief report on the work of the group to date.  The committee is made up of a cross-section of librarians. The group members will conduct the majority of their work through six subgroups over two years.

Keith Michael Fiels announced that total registration currently stands at 9,954.

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