Proposed Bylaws Changes 2022

From November 10-17, 2022, ILA/ACRL will hold its 2022 election via electronic ballot sent to each member’s email address. Please read about our candidates for next year’s executive board and proposed bylaws changes (below). Thank you to our candidates who are running for office: Marissa Krein for Member at Large, Debra Lowman for Secretary/Treasurer, and Lisa Martincik for Vice President/President-Elect.

If you have any questions about the proposed bylaws changes, please contact ILA/ACRL President Amandajean Nolte ([email protected]).

After the election has ended, the results will be announced through our ILA/ACRL mailing list and posted to our website.

CCR Dissolution Proposal

From its inception in 2016, the College and Career Readiness (CCR) joint committee has worked tirelessly to support K-12 library programs, ensure collaboration to provide strong K-16 information literacy efforts throughout the state, and conduct assessment and advocacy. We offer thanks to past leaders and volunteers who championed this shared vision.

Despite the value seen in continued support of each other’s work and willingness to continue advocacy reinforcing the importance of teacher librarians, the CCR joint committee no longer seems the best avenue for this work. Therefore, the ILA/ACRL Executive Board proposes dissolving the CCR joint committee (listed in Article VIII).

Rationale:

  • A joint committee is unsustainable due to the shrinking nature of our organizations to continue leadership and membership in this committee.
  • Additional service responsibilities are unsustainable due to librarians in both organizations experiencing expanding job responsibilities and shrinking resources (time and labor).
  • Without clearly defined and ongoing projects, there is no clear focus for our joint work.

This proposal in no way diminishes the work the committee completed in its time and the value of such work.

Proposed Bylaws Changes 2022

Proposed Bylaws Changes 2022
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