At the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, the ALSC Board of Directors:

Accepted, the consent agenda for 2012 Midwinter Meeting, with Documents 7, 10, 14, and 15 pulled out for further discussion.

Approved, consent agenda items 7, 10, 14, and 15.

Accepted, revisions to the Policy for Service on the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee.

Agreed, to ask the Budget Committee to recommend a dollar amount to support the first bullet point of DOC #28a (“Possible Activities to Support the Advocacy Goal Area”).

Amended, the budget for the Caldecott 75th anniversary celebration to reflect four free workshops to members.

Amended, Guidelines for Communication for Virtual Committees, number 6.5, to read “are required” rather than “should be sure.”

Approved, the Budget Committee’s recommendation for use of Friends of ALSC funds:

$2,000 – logo, development, marketing
$2,000 – sponsorship for two individuals to attend ALSC Institute ($1,000/each)
$1,000 – sponsorship of a table at the Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet, with individual tickets available through a drawing organized by the membership committee
$600 – Two “Nook and a Book” drawing give-aways: one at Annual Conference and one through a virtual format.

Approved, recommendations to support activities suggested for the Advocacy Goal Area of the Strategic Plan (DOC #26b: “Possible Activities to Support the Advocacy Goal Area”)

Approved, the Organization and Bylaws Committee’s motion to change: 1) the name of the “Legislation Committee” to “Advocacy and Legislation Committee” and 2) the function statement of the committee.

Approved, the Organization & Bylaws Committee motion to amend the membership statements for the Great Websites for Kids, Quicklists Consulting, and Children and Technology Committees, as discussed.

Board documents are posted on ALA Connect ( and provide complete details about the issues listed below. Go to the ALSC section of ALA Connect and click on “Online Docs.” Board documents are usually posted about two weeks prior to conference.