Major Actions of the ALSC Board of Directors - Annual Conference 2017

At the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, the ALSC Board of Directors:
 
Accepted, the Dorothy Evans Memorial Resolution as presented.
 
Accepted, the recommendations of the Diversity within ALSC Task Force, in spirit, and called for the formation of a task force: to implement recommendations 2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.4, and 5.7; to consider recommendation 1 and report back to the Board at Midwinter 2018 on whether and how to address the spirit of this recommendation; and to prioritize the remaining recommendations, including identifying performance metrics for them and implementing them, as well as possible, within the length of the TF term, which will be concurrent with the duration of the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan. 
 
Accepted, the extension of the CSK Morris Seminar Pilot Program, as accepted by the previous ALSC Board, and the addition of a board liaison to report back on success.
 
Approved, co-sponsorship, in name only, of the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association’s President’s Program at the ALA 2018 Annual Conference.
 
Approved, a revised charge, from the Organization & Bylaws committee, for the Liaison to National Organizations committee, as amended (to remove the word “external”).
 
Approved, a name change recommended by the Organization & Bylaws committee: “Liaison to National Organizations” committee to “Building Partnerships” committee (amended to remove the word “External” from the name).
 
Approved, a name change recommended by the Organization & Bylaws committee: “Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers” committee to “Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers” committee, and the revision of the committee’s charge to reflect the new name (changing “special populations” to “underserved”).
 
Approved, a composition change, from the Organization & Bylaws committee, for the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers committee (fka Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers committee) to: Two co-chairs appointed in alternating years, plus five members (2 co-chairs + 5)
 
Accepted, the Budget committee’s recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018, as outlined in their report to the Board and in Document 31a.
 
Approved, the donation of the honorarium, from ALA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) Political Activism Award, to the LGBT Center of Raleigh (NC) Library, and in honor of the Award, allocate $1,400 from Friends of ALSC for a scholarship supporting attendance at the 2018 ALSC National Institute for a North Carolina ALSC member who identifies as LGBTQ.
 
Approved, in principle, a proposed collaboration with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) to produce a comic with details to be coordinated by appropriate ALSC staff.