Charge (See Bylaw Article VI. Section 1)
The Council of the American Library Association shall be the policy-making body of the Association. The Council shall have the authority to monitor and enforce adherence to all Association policies. The Council shall delegate to the Association authority to plan and carry out programs and activities within assigned fields of responsibility. The Council shall have the authority to establish a division, round table, or any other unit needed to accomplish the work of the Association and to dissolve units authorized under its authority.
Composition (See Bylaw Article VI. Section 2)
A. Each division of the Association shall be entitled to one (1) councilor to be elected by the respective members of the division;
B. Each round table with personal membership equal to or greater than one percent (1%) of the total personal membership shall be entitled to elect one (1) councilor each, and the remaining round tables jointly shall be entitled to one (1) councilor who shall be a member of at least one of these round tables and shall be elected by the respective members of these round tables;
C. Each chapter shall be entitled to one (1) councilor to be elected by the respective members of the chapter;
D. Each of the National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo) shall be entitled to one (1) councilor to be elected by the respective association;
E. Thirty-six (36) councilors-at-large shall be elected directly by the Association at large;
F. Elected members of the Executive Board shall be voting ex-officio members of the Council.
Council Officers (See Bylaw Article VI. Section 4)
The president, president-elect, treasurer, and executive director of the Association shall serve as officers of the Council, with the executive director serving as its secretary.