ALA Governance

Council Meetings

All Annual Conference attendees are welcome to visit and observe Council at work at any of these meetings. The Council is the governing body of ALA and delegates to the divisions of the association authority to plan and carry out programs and activities with policy established by Council. Council's decisions are binding unless set aside by a majority vote in which one-fourth of the members of the association have voted.

Sunday 8:30am - 11:00am

Monday 8:30am - 11:30am

Tuesday 7:45am - 9:45am

Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session

For an overview of what's been going on at ALA since Midwinter Meeting as well as a status report of the association, you will receive reports from the President, President-Elect, Executive Director, Treasurer, and Endowment Trustees at this meeting.

Saturday 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Membership Meeting

Membership meetings provide an opportunity for ALA members to have a say in what happens within the association. ALA members can bring to the floor issues that are important to libraries and librarianship and discuss how they might be addressed within ALA. Resolutions may be introduced which, if passed by the membership, will be forwarded to the ALA Council. Resolutions passed by Council will be acted upon by the Association.

Saturday 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Executive Board Meetings

Executive Board Meetings, other than closed sessions, are open to all Annual Conference attendees. The best way to get a flavor for how decisions are made within the association is to observe one of these Board meetings.

Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm

Monday 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday 1:30pm - 4:30pm