Major actions of the ALSC Board of Directors - Midwinter 2014

At the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., the ALSC Board of Directors: 
 
Approved, the recommendation of the ALSC Book Award Seals on E-book Versions Task Force to form a Batchelder Pilot concerning e-book eligibility beginning with the 2016 Batchelder Award Committee.
 
Approved, formation of new task force to support implementation of the Batchelder pilot project. 
 
Accepted, recommendations, as amended, put forward by the Awards Service and Social Media Task Force to begin with the elected and appointed members of the 2016 award committees.
 
Accepted, the recommendation of the ALSC/REFORMA Belpré Criteria Questions Task Force to change definition number two in the award committee manual and not to make any changes to definition number 12.
 
Approved, the Budget Committee’s recommendations for the FY-2015 budget and the revised ALSC Budget Summary spreadsheet.
 
Approved, proposed changes, with amendments, to the Children & Libraries Policies & Procedures document.
 
Requested, ALSC staff member Joanna Ison to re-negotiate a possible agreement with Chipotle, through which ALSC would develop age-appropriate reading lists as part of Chipotle’s summer reading program.
 
Approved, a motion from the Organization & Bylaws Committee to amend the membership statement for the Organization & Bylaws Committee to add: “…The co-chairs are appointed for a two-year term, ….” 
 
Tabled, a motion from the Organization and Bylaws Committee concerning the establishment of a second priority group consultant position for V: Awards, with a request for further clarification.