The pace of change within the organization is painstakingly slow; we are in a time in which we I feel slow, incremental change is not really an option for the survival of the profession. And like many school librarians, there have been times I have felt that our voices and opinions are not valued as much as those of our peers in other areas of librarianship within the larger infrastructure of ALA in spite of efforts to be a thoughtful professional and someone who actively tries to contribute to the larger profession. I also am not sure there is an organizational culture that is always open to people offering and sharing positions or viewpoints that are not in line with the “party line.
This. This has been my issue with ALA and its hydra-headed sub-organizations from the get go.