Guidelines for Preparation of ALA Resolutions

Below are the guidelines for preparing and submitting Resolution, Memorials and Tributes to come before ALA Council and Membership.

ALA Membership Meetings

Any councilor, with seconder, may offer a resolution for consideration at the Virtual Membership Meeting provided the resolution has been reviewed by the ALA Resolutions Committee. All resolutions must be received by the ALA Resolutions Committee at alaresolutions@ala.org at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the calling of a virtual meeting to order. This deadline ensures that final resolutions will be posted by the Council Secretariat (Marsha P. Burgess, mburgess@ala.org) within twenty-four (24) hours of the calling of a virtual meeting to order.

When preparing a resolution for submission to the Resolutions Committee for consideration, please also fill out the Resolution e-form available at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolutionwebform. Although in some cases some components of the e-form may not be applicable, please try to be as complete as possible. Any information you provide will help to expedite the resolution process.

To allow other ALA Members time to consider your resolution, please post your proposed resolution as a "Document" to the Member community in ALA Connect ALA-members@ConnectedCommunity.org.

Questions and concerns about Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes can be addressed to Mike Marlin, chair, Resolutions Committee, alaresolutions@ala.org.  The Resolutions Committee will review all moved and seconded resolutions and may suggest changes to the form and language of a Resolution, Memorial or Tribute for clarity and to assist the body in its consideration.

ALA Council Meetings

Any councilor, with seconder, may offer a resolution for consideration at the Virtual Council Meeting provided the resolution has been reviewed by the ALA Resolutions Committee. All resolutions must be received by the ALA Resolutions Committee at alaresolutions@ala.org at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the calling of a virtual meeting to order. This deadline ensures that final resolutions will be posted by the Council Secretariat (Marsha P. Burgess, mburgess@ala.org) within twenty-four (24) hours of the calling of a virtual meeting to order.

When preparing a resolution for submission to the Resolutions Committee for consideration, please also fill out the Resolution e-form available at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/council/resolutionwebform. Although in some cases some components of the e-form may not be applicable, please try to be as complete as possible. Any information you provide will help to expedite the resolution process.

To allow other Councilors time to consider your resolution, please post your proposed resolution as a "Document" to the Council community in ALA Connect ala-council@connectedcommunity.org.  

Questions and concerns about Resolutions, Memorials and Tributes can be addressed to Aaron Dobbs, chair, Resolutions Committee, alaresolutions@ala.org.  The Resolutions Committee will review all moved and seconded resolutions and may suggest changes to the form and language of a Resolution, Memorial or Tribute for clarity and to assist the body in its consideration.

Resolutions Committee