Resolutions Committee


The council resolutions committee shall provide an advisory and channeling function for all resolutions presented for council's consideration, reviewing all resolutions submitted to council pursuant to the criteria established by council. (See Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Presentation to Council.) The committee is also directed to provide consistent, in-depth training for all new members.


Ms. Holly Okuhara (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
William D. Paullin (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Lauren Pressley (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Mary E. Rzepczynski (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Edward L. Sanchez (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
James G. Neal (ALA Executive Board Liaison, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2016)
Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (Staff Liaison, June 30, 2015, to July 1, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2016. Last retrieved on 11/24/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Below are the guidelines for preparation of resolutions for the ALA Council and Membership, as well as related documents (for example, resolution samples, the resolution e-Form, etc.). PLEASE NOTE that

1.     You can write a resolution for Council or for face-to-face or virtual membership meetings. Before the resolution can be brought before the ALA Council or the Membership for consideration, you must submit electronically both the Resolution e-Form and the proposed resolution to Larry Romans, the chair of the Resolutions Committee, at

2.    You will not receive a confirmation for your emailed resolution until you have also submitted your Resolution e-Form.

3.    You do not need to fill out a resolution e-Form for a memorial or tribute resolution, but you must supply a list of individuals and groups—and their contact information--to which the resolution should be sent.

4.    If you require assistance with this process, you can email Larry Romans at

Guidelines and Forms

Guidelines for Preparation of Resolutions for Council

Guidelines for Preparation of Face-to-Face Membership Resolutions

Guidelines for Preparation of Virtual Membership Resolutions

Resolution eForm

Samples and Committee Table Schedule

Sample of Resolution

Sample of Completed ALA Resolutions e-Form

Suggestions for a Memorial Resolution

Suggestions for a Tribute Resolution

Resolution Committee Table Schedule


The Resolutions Committee consists of twelve (12) Members, which includes the chair.

Staff Liaison

Lois Anne Gregory-Wood