Major Actions of the ALSC Board of Directors - Annual 2013

At the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALSC Board of Directors:
 
Accepted, the 2013 Annual Conference agenda with flexibility.
 
Approved, proposal to initiate a formal planned giving program to coordinate with ALA’s 15x15 campaign.
 
Approved, the creation of a task force to study the possibility of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award being given annually.
 
Approved, the creation of a joint task force between ALSC and REFORMA to address concerns about the Belpré Manual raised by the 2013 Belpré Award Committee.
 
Accepted, the Every Child Ready to Read Oversight Committee’s report with the understanding that the committee will move forward in the framework of the ALSC bylaws.
 
Accepted, the following recommended language revisions from the Organization and Bylaws Committee regarding the Liaison to National Organizations Serving Children & Youth Committee’s name and function statement:
Liaison to National Organizations
To explore, recommend, initiate and implement reciprocal ways of working with national organizations that serve children and youth or work for their benefit; to communicate to these organizations the role libraries and reading play in promoting education, development and civic engagement of youth; to promote the services and resources of ALA and ALSC to these organizations; to promote awareness of these organizations, activities, services and informational materials to ALSC members. 
Accepted, the following recommended language (additions/changes in bold) from the Organization and Bylaws Committee, regarding  Bylaw V, Sec. 3, to appear on the spring 2014 ALSC Ballot:
In the event that the office of president becomes vacant, the vice-president shall become president and shall continue to fulfill the duties of the vice-president until the results of the next election are certified. In the event that the office of vice-president becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members in the second or third year of service a person to assume the responsibilities of vice-president and succeed to the presidency. In the event that the office of fiscal officer becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members in the second or third year of service a person to assume the responsibilities of fiscal officer for the remainder of the three-year term. In the event that the office of ALA/ALSC councilor becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall elect from among its members in the second or third year of service a person to assume the responsibilities of ALA/ALSC councilor for the remainder of the three-year term. Due to the unique nature of the position, the New-to-ALSC director shall be excluded from eligibility for interim appointments.
Accepted, a proposal to transfer $262,271 in Fiscal Year 2017 to Endowments/Long Term Investments.
 
Accepted, the 2014 proposed budget as edited.
 
Approved, the creation of a task force to address issues of pricing and access for web continuing education.
 
Supported, the creation of an ALSC mentoring program as presented.
 
Approved, the ALSC Corporate Sponsorship Guidelines.
 
Approved, transition to executive session for the purpose of evaluating the ALSC Executive Director’s performance.
 
Approved, a call to end the executive session and resume the regular session.