ALA Council is the governing body of ALA. Council meets during Midwinter and Annual, with significant electronic communication in between.
A brief summary of issues with implications for the youth we serve that were taken up by Council at the most recent conference can be found below:
- Council adopted a resolution (CD#37) Reaffirming ALA’s Commitment to Basic Literacy. While there was discussion disputing the need for such a resolution as well as the perceived implication that one literacy was being privileged over another, the majority passed a statement of support. This resolution can serve as a reminder that literacy is a core service all libraries support and is essential in helping teens become productive adults. Continue reading