ALA Council Work in process

– ALA referred a Workplace Speech resolution encouraging free exercise of workplace speech to legal counsel before it was voted on by council.
– ALA passed a resolution endorsing the Health Care Access Resolution.
– ALA debated a cell phone ban during ALA meetings but wound up voting it down after some amusing discussion.
– Council debated a resolution supporting lobbying to include standards for school libraries in a revised version of the expanded No Child Left Behind legislation. “If you can’t beat them, we join them” according to one Councilor. Passed unanimously.