Magazine article American Libraries

Alta

Magazine article American Libraries

Alta

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NEW NAME PROPOSED

A joint steering committee made up of select board members from the Association of Library Trustees and Advocates and Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) met in March during ALA's Public Library Association conference in Minneapolis to further discuss the possibility and logistics of combining the two groups into one ALA division.

The steering committee overwhelmingly supports the move and has drafted a set of bylaws that would govern a combined organization. In addition, the steering committee is recommending that the new division be called the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations, or ALTAFF.

SPECIAL ELECTION PLANNED

A town hall meeting will be held June 29, 4-6 p.m., during ALA's Annual Conference in Anaheim, to allow membership discussion of the proposed bylaws and new, more inclusive, division. Following the membership discussion, ALTA will hold a special election for its members to approve the bylaws and partnership with FOLUSA. If the vote is positive, FOLUSA board members will also hold a special election to dissolve its organization as currently constructed and join with ALTA in the new division. …

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