[Libs-Or] Fwd: ALA Executive Director Education Requirements

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 2 21:12:57 PST 2017


Do you agree that a library degree is essential for the Executive Director
of ALA?  Please sign the petition to reinstate this requirement.  The
degree required includes an ALA-accredited Master's Degree or a
CAEP-accredited Master's Degree with a specialty in school library media.

Click on the link below to sign. Please re-post widely.

The great thing about this is that having this question on the ballot all
ALA Members will have the opportunity to officially express their opinion
on this subject.

After you login the page may seem a little odd. Go ahead and click on that
you want to sign the petition. When you do this the full petition appears.
You will then need to write out your full name and hit another button to
finish signing the petition.



A little background:

Last month, in a rushed, unprecedented online vote, ALA Council voted in
favor of removing the requirement for the ALA Executive Director to hold
the MLS degree.  ALA Council had just reaffirmed the 2000 Council decision
that the ALA Executive Director must have an MLS at the 2017 Annual
Conference.  Just months later they changed this position to preferred
instead of required.

And for you bureaucracy junkies membership petitions are allowed according
to the ALA Constitution, Article VI, Section 4 c (
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/constitution/constitution).  Yes,
because this is a membership organization we can overturn Council decisions.

*Diedre Conkling*

*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change
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