Council II Session in Anaheim Wraps Up after Affirming School Libraries
Retiring Councilors and Executive Board members were recognized at the Council II session in Anaheim on June 25, as the Council moved quickly through its agenda.
ALA Treasurer James Neal gave the ALA Treasurer’s Report, which included annual estimates of income for FY2013, and a budgetary ceiling of $65,026,831 was approved. The policy manual revisions (CD#10.3) proposed by the Policy Manual Task Force was also passed.
In new business, a resolution that school libraries and librarians are critical to educational success (CD#41 Rev.), which was referred from Saturday’s Membership Meeting, was passed unanimously.
Councilors also discussed a report on streamlining Annual Conference Programming. Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels provided total attendance figures as of Sunday for the Anaheim conference were 20,021 including free exhibitor passes, noting the numbers were nearly identical to the 20,042 attendance at the 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans, and only about 2,000 fewer attendees than in 2008. “Certainly the exhibitors were very pleased,” Fiels said.