The 65th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques took place June 5, 2010 in Edmonton. Two resolutions were approved:
The first resolution gives direction to Executive Council to address CLA’s financial situation and to propose a plan for changes to the 2011 AGM.
The second resolution addresses the Executive Council’s decision to suspend the 2010 elections and directs Executive Council to re-instate the election for the position of CLA Vice-President/President-Elect.
As the resolutions were brought forward by the Resolutions Committee, there was no requirement for a mover and seconder for either resolution.
Whereas the 2010 CLA Annual General Meeting acknowledges the serious financial situation of the Association and the urgent need to address it; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the CLA Executive Council take measures to address CLA’s financial challenges and achieve a balanced 2011 budget;
Resolved that the CLA Executive Council keep the CLA membership and broader library community informed frequently of its progress between now and the 2011 AGM;
Resolved that the CLA Executive Council present a full plan to the 2011 AGM.
Resolution 1 carried unanimously.
Whereas it is desirable to maintain continuity on the CLA Executive Council in the coming year, to develop restructuring options for CLA; now, therefore, be it
Resolved that the assembly endorse the CLA Executive Council’s decision to suspend the 2010 elections; and that CLA Executive Council resume the election for the position of CLA Vice-President/President elect as soon as possible after the 2010 Annual General Meeting.
Resolution 2 carried with one opposed.