Major Actions of the ALSC Board of Directors - Midwinter Meeting 2016 - Boston

Agreed, not to renew the Dia trademark as the initiative now emphasizes year-round “diversity in action” rather than a single day, April 30, which is shown on the current trademarked logo.
 
Approved, a change to the Policy for Service on Media Evaluation committees to read: members and chairs may not serve concurrently on an ALSC award or media evaluation committee and on the ALSC Board, or another ALA unit’s Board or media evaluation committee, or ALA/ALSC Council, to take effect beginning with the 2019 media evaluation committees.
 
Approved, the placement of an amendment to ALSC Bylaws Article XIII, concerning parliamentary authority, on the spring 2016 ALSC Ballot to be voted on by the ALSC membership.
 
Approved, the creation of a task force to explore opportunities for ALSC to support its members in their summer learning work.
 
Approved, support, in name only, of the BCALA Inaugural Walter Dean Myers Memorial Lecture.
 
Approved, writing a letter of support for Project LIFE, a 2-year National Leadership Research grant from IMLS.
 
Declined, a partnership opportunity with the University of Maryland on an IMLS Laura Bush program proposal.