Reminder–ALA Seeking Candidates for 2017 Elections

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 24, 2016

(via ALA)

The ALA 2017 Nominating Committee reminds all interested ALA members that the deadline for completing the candidate biographical form is quickly approaching–the form will close on Friday, July 8. The committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2017 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-Elect and Councilor-at-Large. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-Elect, and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2017 spring election.

The President-Elect will serve a three-year term: as President-Elect in 2017-18, as President in 2018-19, and as Immediate Past President in 2019-20. The Councilors-at-Large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2020 Annual Conference. The ALA President and Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA]. Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions related to lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name, present position, institution, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address. Self-nominations are encouraged. All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form. Nominations and forms must be received no later than Friday, July 8.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the Nominating Committee for the 2017 ALA Election. To see the full list of committee members and their contact information, go here.

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