The Core Steering Committee has finalized the Core Proposal and sent it to the ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA boards for them to vote on at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The president-elect for each division will make the following motion:
I move that the [ALCTS] [LITA] [LLAMA] Board place the following question on the spring 2020 ballot:
Below for review by the membership are the Bylaws of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a proposed new division of the American Library Association. If adopted, the proposed Bylaws would entirely replace the current Bylaws of the [full name of the association], pending final approval by the ALA Council.
On the question of adopting the proposed Bylaws of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures to replace the current Bylaws of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services:
The board votes will take place on the following dates:
- ALCTS Board Meeting I – Sunday, January 26, 2020, 3:00-5:00pm EST, Room 121-C in the Pennsylvania Convention Center
- LITA Board Meeting I – Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm EST, Room 110-B in the Pennsylvania Convention Center; watch the livestream in Zoom
- LLAMA Board Meeting I – Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00-11:30am EST, Room 106-A in the Pennsylvania Convention Center
- Joint ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Board Meeting after the votes – Monday, January 27, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm EST, Room 103-B in the Pennsylvania Convention Center
If approved by members in the spring vote, we’ll begin working on the implementation plan for when Core becomes a reality on September 1, 2020. The first year will be a transitional one where members help us define all of the details. If you’re interested in helping make Core a reality, sign-up to get involved.
This site will continue to provide the most current information, links to reports, and regular updates for the project, including the outcomes of the board and member votes.
Thank you for considering Core.
The Core Steering Committee