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ACRL Election 2012 - A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

Trevor A. Dawes and Debbie Malone, candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, encourage you to visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/electionresults/election to review their candidate websites, biographies, and statements of professional concerns. 

A Message from Trevor A. Dawes:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you know, voting in the ALA and Divisions elections is now underway.  Please allow me a few minutes of your time to share a little more about myself, and why I would like to be Vice President/President-Elect of ACRL.

I have been a member of ACRL for over 20 years.  In that time I have served on and/or chaired a number of committees.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity, serving in these capacities, to both learn from and share information with my colleagues.

If you participated in the recent Candidates’ Forum, you heard me speak about some of the challenges we face today, and how, with your help, we can tackle them.  I see the leadership role that I seek as one in which I will be able to, with you, develop the means to address these challenges.  I ask that you take a moment to visit my webpage, http://trevordawes.com, where I have posted my responses to the questions from the forum, and where you may ask me any additional questions. 

ACRL has a tradition of excellence, addressing needs of the academic and research library community: shaping the direction of libraries, building on existing and developing new partnerships, and guiding academic institutions as they fulfill their missions. As Vice President/President-Elect, I look forward to continuing that tradition and welcome your support in my effort to do so.

Sincerely,
Trevor A. Dawes

A Message from Debbie Malone:
Since I accepted this opportunity to run for ACRL VP/President Elect, I have often been asked, “What made you interested in running?”

My answer is that I have enjoyed and benefited from everything I have ever done with ACRL from educational programs, to volunteer work, service on the ACRL Board, networking with colleagues both virtually and face-to-face, and mentoring younger librarians. I see lots of opportunities and challenge for libraries in the years ahead, and I am excited about the work that ACRL is doing now to position libraries to weather the storms and excel in a rapidly changing environment. I have the experience and energy to contribute to the leadership team that works to find creative solutions to the issues we face now and in the future.

As President I would make it a priority to listen carefully to members’ (and non-members’) concerns through social media outlets, emails, listservs, surveys, and face-to- face meetings. I know the value of those individual concerns that point to new directions for ACRL to better serve the academic community. I would work to foster these constructive dialogues across multiple platforms.

Thank you for this opportunity.
Debbie Malone

Voting Information
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 19, with members receiving an email announcement between March 19 – 21 containing voting instructions.  Didn’t receive the email?  Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or customerservice@ala.org

The 2012 ALA/ACRL election will close April 27 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today!