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Align and Conquer
-- Annual attendance was 18,626, including close to 600 international attendees representing 78 countries. This overall number is down from Chicago in 2013 and up from Anaheim in 2012. Attendance figures for all past conferences are available online.
-- Council heard reports from the very active ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee (which is about to publish an update to its interpretation document), Committee on Legislation, and Freedom to Read Foundation (Herb Krug is the newest member of the Roll of Honor), all of which are continually working to support the work of ALA and its members.
--The Digital Content Working Group announced that its work for the next two years will focus on high prices, digital preservation, and media beyond e-books.
-- Council passed resolutions supporting stable funding for Air Force Libraries; on granting the District of Columbia budgetary authority to provide services, including public libraries, during federal government shutdowns; and reaffirming support for Net Neutrality
-- Memorial resolutions were passed in honor of ALSC Past Presidents Maggie Kimmel (on which I was proud to be the mover, seconded by ALSC Past Presidents Thom Barthelmess & Amy Kellman) and Marilyn Miller (which was endorsed by the ALSC Board), and Eliza Dresang (which was moved by ALA President Stripling and seconded by ALSC President Starr LaTronica).
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ALSC membership: 25 years
Susan Roman - 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winner
Susan Roman, 2014 recipient of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award, accepted her honors during the Membership Meeting on Monday, June 30, in Las Vegas. Her acceptance remarks are posted on YouTube.
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