Resolutions Committee


To provide an advisory and channeling function for all resolutions presented for Council's consideration, reviewing all resolutions submitted to Council pursuant to the criteria established by Council.  

To advise the makers on how to bring their resolutions into compliance with the guidelines adopted by Council. All resolutions shall go to Council with a notation that the resolution has been processed through the committee.

To determine the policy or non-policy nature of all resolutions to be presented to Council and transmit the resolutions with the appropriate indication. To review all resolutions passed by Membership to determine those that are clearly policy matters and therefore should be forwarded to Council for action. Any challenge to the determination of the committee shall be voted on by councilors present at the meeting.


Larry Romans (Chair, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Dr. Hong Cheng (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Nanette Wargo Donohue (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Michael A. Golrick (Member, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Sue Kamm (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Margaret L. Kirkpatrick (Member, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Prof. Barbara R. Miller (Member, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Sylvia Knight Norton (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
William D. Paullin (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Cristina Dominguez Ramirez (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2012)
Jennifer Emanuel Taylor (Member, July 15, 2009, to June 30, 2011)
Mr. William L. Turner, Jr. (Member, July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011)
Molly Raphael (ALA Executive Board Liaison, June 30, 2010, to July 1, 2011)
Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2011)

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Below are the guidelines for preparation of resolutions for the ALA Council and Membership, as well as related documents (for example, resolution samples, the resolution e-Form, etc.). PLEASE NOTE that

1.     You can write a resolution for Council or for face-to-face or virtual membership meetings. Before the resolution can be brought before the ALA Council or the Membership for consideration, you must submit electronically both the Resolution e-Form and the proposed resolution to Edward Sanchez, the chair of the Resolutions Committee, at

2.    You will not receive a confirmation for your emailed resolution until you have also submitted your Resolution e-Form.

3.    You do not need to fill out a resolution e-Form for a memorial or tribute resolution, but you must supply a list of individuals and groups—and their contact information--to which the resolution should be sent.

4.    If you require assistance with this process, you can email Edward Sanchez at


Guidelines and Forms

Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Council

Guidelines for Preparation of Face-to-Face Membership Resolutions

Guidelines for Preparation of Virtual Membership Resolutions

Resolution eForm


Samples and Committee Table Schedule

Sample of Resolution

Sample of Completed ALA Resolutions e-Form

Suggestions for a Tribute Resolution

Suggestions for a Memorial Resolution

Resolution Committee Table Schedule


The Resolutions Committee consists of twelve (12) Members, which includes the chair.

Staff Liaison

Lois Ann Gregory-Wood