The third Council session of the American Library Association was held during the 2015 Annual Conference on June 30, 2015. This session featured a number of rare “stand up” votes and highlighted deep divides on how different parts of ALA would like to address legislative issues.
There was so much controversy around two resolutions, I’ll treat them in separate blog posts. Here are things that nearly all of us, including me, agreed to:
- We accepted memorials and tributes.
- We approved the Annual Estimates of Income & FY2016 Budgetary Ceiling for FY2016, CD#13.3
- We accepted the following “Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights” proposed by the Intellectual Freedom Committee as given in their report.
- Internet Filtering
- Labeling Systems
- Ratings Systems
- With nothing but positive comments, we approved CD #38 – Resolution on Improving Access to Spanish, Bilingual, and Books in Various Languages for Children in Detention Centers. I think the easy passage came in part due to the skill and attitude of Councilor Denice Adkins in managing it.
- With less debate than I was expecting, we passed CD #46 Resolution to Endorse Statement from the Movement for Black Lives on Charleston Shooting.