Major Actions of the ALSC Board

At the 2010 Annual Conference in Washington DC, June 24-29, the ALSC Board:

Approved, in concept the Resolution on Ensuring Summer Reading Programs to All Children and Teens presented by the Youth Caucus councilors to ALA Council. 

Approved the Día de los niños/ Día de los libros Memorandum of Understanding with REFORMA. 

Approved, the memorial resolution commending Spencer G. Shaw, as corrected. 

Extended, the term of the current Fiscal Officer of the ALSC Board for one year for one time only, to allow for a more evenly staggered schedule of elections to Board membership.

Endorsed, in concept the Resolution to Maintain the Improving Literacy through School Libraries as an Independently Funded Program

Accepted, the “ALSC-L Policy Revision post Saturday Board Meeting Discussion” document dated June 29, 2010.

Declined, the Special Collections & Bechtel Fellowship Committee’s request for a separate Face Book page.

Declined, the Special Collections in Children’s Literature Wikiography motion from the Special Collections & Bechtel Fellowship Committee. 

Accepted, the consent agenda for 2010 ALA Annual Conference.

Referred, the Organization and Bylaws Committee’s motion for a proposed bylaws change regarding a non-voting board intern position to the Emerging Leaders Program and ALCTS for input, requesting a deadline for 2011 Midwinter discussion.

Accepted, the following recommended language from the Organization and Bylaws Committee to designate one board of directors position as a “New to ALSC” director: 
"Bylaws Article IV.  Sec. 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers of the Association; the immediate past-president; the ALSC/ALA Councilor; the fiscal officer; eight additional directors, which will include a “New to ALSC” director, three to be elected each year for a term of three years each, except beginning in 1977 and every third year thereafter when two shall be elected for a term of three years each."

Approved, the proposed FY2011 budget as recommended by the Budget Committee.

Accepted, the following recommended language from the Organization and Bylaws Committee regarding the Batchelder Award Selection Committee membership statement:
“Five members, including the chairperson, all appointed by the President of ALSC. Language specialists may be added ex-officio to the committee by the President upon recommendation by the chairperson of the committee.”

Accepted, the following recommended language (additions/changes in bold) from the Organization and Bylaws Committee:
“Bylaws Article VIII. Sec. 2. The Batchelder Award Committee, the Caldecott Award Committee, the Geisel Award Committee, the Newbery Award Committee, the Sibert Award Committee, the Wilder Award Committee, and the Notable Children’s Books Committee.

a) The Batchelder Award Committee shall consist of the following five (5) members: a chairperson appointed by the president and four (4) members appointed by the president.

b) The Caldecott Award Committee shall consist of the following fifteen (15) members: Eight (8) members to be elected annually from a slate of no fewer than sixteen (16), a chairperson appointed by the president, and six (6) members appointed by the president.

c) The Geisel Award Committee shall consist of the following seven (7) members: a chairperson appointed by the president and six (6) members appointed by the president.

d) The Newbery Award Committee shall consist of the following fifteen (15) members: Eight (8) members to be elected annually from a slate of no fewer than sixteen (16), a chairperson appointed by the president, and six (6) members appointed by the president.

e) The Sibert Award Committee shall consist of the following nine (9) members: Five (5) members to be elected annually from a slate of no fewer than ten (10), a chairperson appointed by the president, and three (3) members appointed by the president.

f) The Wilder Award Committee shall consist of the following five (5) members: Three (3) members to be elected every other year from a slate of no fewer than six (6), a chairperson appointed by the president, and one (1) member appointed by the president.

g) The Notable Children’s Books Committee shall consist of the following eleven (11) members: a chairperson appointed by the president and ten (10) members appointed by the president.

h) No individual may serve on the Batchelder Award, Caldecott Award, Geisel Award, Newbery Award, Sibert Award, Wilder Award, or Notable Children’s Books Committees more often than once every four years. The four year period shall begin from the last year of the term of service regardless of length of term. This guideline will not apply to the selection of nominees for Chair. This guideline will not apply to other ALSC committees.”

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