To 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.
To advise the makers on how to bring their resolutions into compliance with the guidelines adopted by Council. All resolutions shall go to Council with a notation that the resolution has been processed through the committee.
To determine the policy or non-policy nature of all resolutions to be presented to Council and transmit the resolutions with the appropriate indication. To review all resolutions passed by Membership to determine those that are clearly policy matters and therefore should be forwarded to Council for action. Any challenge to the determination of the committee shall be voted on by councilors present at the meeting.
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Information about the resolution process:
An online training series for resolution preparation is available at: http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolution_guidelines
Proposed resolutions can be submitted to the Resolutions Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, comments and/or feedback re: the resolution process can be sent to: email@example.com
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
- 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 Rodney Lippard, the chair of the Resolutions Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will not receive a confirmation for your emailed resolution until you have also submitted your Resolution e-Form.
- 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.
- If you require assistance with this process, you can email Rodney Lippard at email@example.com.
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
Sample of Completed ALA Resolutions e-Form
Suggestions for a Tribute Resolution
Suggestions for a Memorial Resolution
The Resolutions Committee consists of twelve (12) Members, which includes the chair.