Major Actions of the ALSC Board

At the 2008 Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 25-July 2, the ALSC Board:


VOTED, to choose a marketing plan for professional awards as the assignment for the 2008-2009 ALSC Emerging Leader project.

VOTED, to approve the recommendations stated in the Awards Eligibility Task Force report, as amended to clarify wording under definition of “children’s book” in section II.C.

VOTED, to approve the board meeting agendas for Annual Conference 2008.

VOTED, to approve a publication proposal from the Intellectual Freedom Committee to update “The Censor Is Coming” as an electronic publication.

VOTED, to approve the proposed FY’09 budget as submitted by the Budget Committee, including the use of Friends of ALSC funds for Emerging Leaders ($1,000) and the blog manager ($3,000).

VOTED, to authorize an additional $2,000 for the Kids! @ your library® Campaign in FY’09, for a total of $11,000.

VOTED, to revise the membership statement for the Program Coordinating Committee to read: “Chair + 5, including the past chair who serves an additional year as the ALSC representative to the ALA Conference Planning Coordinating Team (CPCT).