Guidelines for Preparation of ALA Resolutions

ALA Resolutions:

Information about the resolution process:
Proposed resolutions can be submitted to the Resolutions Committee at:
Questions, comments and/or feedback re: the resolution process can be sent to:

Below are the guidelines for preparation of resolutions for the ALA Council and Membership, as well as mutual content documents (i.e., resolution samples, resolution forms, etc.). PLEASE NOTE that both the Resolution e-Form and proposed resolution for Council, face-to-face or virtual memberships must be submitted electronically to Ed Sanchez, chair, Resolutions Committee,, before the resolution can be brought before the ALA Council or Membership for consideration.  After you have submitted your Resolution e-Form, you will receive a confirmation email; however, you will not receive a confirmation for your emailed resolution.  If you require assistance with this process, you can email Ed Sanchez at

Guidelines and Forms

Learn how to craft a resolution for ALA Council in this series of instructional videos from the ALA Resolutions Committee.
Click the arrow in the upper left corner to see the full playlist of videos in the series.

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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

Motion Amendment 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


Resolutions Committee

Resolutions Committee