Ok…. after establishing a quorum, we have begun.
James Neal is first on the agenda reporting on the ALA FY2013 budget. (inserted later)
Jim also made remarks (as this is his last meeting as Treasurer)… these remarks I will link to as soon as they are posted: Regarding the future of ALA investing and ALA as a body. Great stuff!
COL & IFC: Resolution to replace the Edward Snowden/Bradley Manning resolutions.
Again… heated debate. This is actually one of the first times that a resolution passed by this body has been proposed to be rescinded. Some are upset by this… they think we need to go further than the resolution proposed (which deals with the problem rather than calling individuals out that have been whistleblowers). Debate for and against is happening now… WOW… one of the first times that ALA Council have rescinded a resolution by replacing it with another. ALA Council passed the substitute resolution brought forward by the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Committee on Legislation. We also passed a resolution on recognizing the Government Printing Office as the lead agency in preserving the digital lifecycle of digital government documents.
We passed the resolution on 19.3 which states that we support librarians that are sued for doing their professional duty.
We are now considering reducing printing
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