ALCTS Board Action Items, Annual 2017

The ALCTS Board met twice during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference: Friday, June, 23, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. , and Monday, June 26, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.. The Board’s action items and decisions follow:

Action Items

  • Adopted the Agenda and convened the 2017 Annual Conference meeting of the ALCTS Board.
  • Adopted the Consent Agenda. Approved a 15% increase in ALCTS membership dues for FY18, with the exemption of the Student Member category, to take effect September 1, 2017.
  • Voted to annually review the ALCTS membership dues and may authorize a dues adjustment not to exceed the percentage change in the most current Higher Education Price Index (HEPI), rounded to the nearest dollar.
  • Voted that the ALCTS board meeting continue on Monday, June 26, 2017.
  • Approved the Diversity Statement as written.
  • Accepted the FY18 budget, with the understanding the budget will be revised to reflect the dues increase approved by the Board on Friday, June 23, 2017.
  • Voted to adjourn until the Midwinter Meeting in Denver, February 9, 2018.

Consent Agenda

The following actions were taken by a single vote:

  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during February 2017 to accept the revised ALCTS Honors award criteria as written.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during April 2017 Board approve the ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee comments on the three interpretation drafts to the Library Bill of Rights created by the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and direct the ALCTS President to submit the comments to the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee on behalf of ALCTS.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during April 2017 approve the continuance of the ALCTS Organization & Bylaws Committee for the next five years.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during April 2017 to accept the revised Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award criteria and submission guidelines as written. To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during April 2017 to approve the revised Decimal Classification Editorial Policy Committee bylaws as written.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during May 2017 to approve the appointment of Chelcie Rowell to a three-year term as ALCTS News Editor effective after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during May 2017 to appoint Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University, as the ALA Representative to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) for a two-year term, beginning July 2017 and concluding June 2019, with no eligibility for renewal.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during May 2017 to approve the revised charge for the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee as written.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during May 2017 to re-appoint Katie Risseeuw, Preservation Librarian at Northwestern University Library, as the ALA Representative to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) for a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2017 and concluding June 30, 2019, with eligibility for renewal.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during June 2017 to approve the Collection Management Section's petition for renewal.
  • To confirm the vote taken via e-mail during June 2017 to appoint Karl Pettitt, Technical Services Librarian and Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, as the ALA Representative to the Library of Congress CIP Advisory Group for a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2017 and concluding June 30, 2019, with eligibility for renewal.
  • Adopt the minutes for the meeting, in two sessions, of the ALCTS Board of Directors at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.
  • To accept the Fiscal Year 2017 April budget report in two parts, narrative and financials.
  • To accept the Administrative Report of the Executive Director dated June 9, 2017.
  • To accept the 2017 Elections results as verified and issued by ALA Election Committee.
  • To accept the report of the Editor of LRTS dated June 2017.