Major actions of the ALSC Board of Directors - Annual 2012

At the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, the ALSC Board of Directors:

Accepted, the final draft of the committee manual for ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award for
Excellence in Audiobook Production.

Approved, in concept, the Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success.

Approved, the establishment of a Popular Picks for Pre-Teens Implementation Questions Task Force.

Approved, licensing of existing ALSC book award seals to appear on e-book versions of award-winning titles, with messaging from ALSC that publishers are required to include information within the e-book about the original edition that won the award. This will include all winners and honor books for awards administered exclusively by ALSC. Additional educational content will be provided on the ALSC website to aid readers in research related to the awards.

Approved, the establishment of a task force to explore the impact on our awards’ terms and criteria as a result of having award seals appear on e-book editions of medal and honor titles.

Approved, creation of the Website Advisory Committee to provide direction, guidance, and support regarding the content, currency, and relevance of the ALSC website.

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the membership statement for the (May Hill) Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee to read: “Chair plus four, all of whom function virtually.”

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the membership statement for the Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee to read: “Editor and ALSC President serve as ex-officio members. Chair plus five members, all of whom function virtually (2-year term staggered). Fall.”

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the membership statement for the Managing Children’s Services Committee to read: “Chair plus nine members plus one LLAMA representative, all of whom function virtually.”

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the membership statement for the Education Committee to read: “Chair plus five members, all of whom function virtually. Chair shall serve as ALSC’s liaison with the ALA Committee on Education and as representative to the ALA Library Education Assembly.”

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the membership statement for the Oral History Committee to read: “Chair plus eight, all of whom function virtually.”

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the function statement for the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee to read:
 
To identify and disseminate information of effective, cooperative, or innovative programs for young children to libraries, childcare providers, and community agencies serving young children (birth to 5). To develop training workshops on early childhood programs and services and present them at conferences and institutes and for other institutions serving youth.  To update and develop ALSC resources with early literacy information. To cooperate as appropriate with other ALSC committees and other associations working with the young child to initiate activities and projects.

Approved, the Fiscal Year 2013 preliminary proposed budget as presented by the Budget Committee to be submitted to ALA.

Approved, the Distinguished Service Award Manual with changes as presented.