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  • 1.  ALA 2013 Nominating committee extends deadline for Council candidates

    Posted Aug 15, 2012 07:50 AM

    CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for applications for anyone interested in being considered for Council candidacy.  Any interested ALA members now have until 4:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17, 2012 to complete the online biographical information form.

    The Nominating Committee must slate no fewer than one-and-one-half times the number of vacancies that will occur on Council.  In 2013 there will be 33 vacancies; therefore, the Nominating Committee must slate at least 50 candidates.  Individuals elected to the position of Councilor-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2016 Annual Conference.

    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 regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

    Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2013 Nominating Committee.  Committee members are: 

    To encourage diversity and leadership development, the Committee may refrain from nominating any current Councilors for election to another term.  However, the Committee encourages all current Councilors who wish to continue their service to the Association to file as petition candidates.  Petitions are available from Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, email: lgregory@ala.org, or during the  2013 Midwinter Meeting.  Petitions require 25 signatures for names to be included on the 2013 ballot.  Petitions may also be created online (ALA log-in required) .  Once logged in you can create your petition.

    Contact: JoAnne Kempf



  • 2.  RE: ALA 2013 Nominating committee extends deadline for Council candidates

    Posted Sep 10, 2012 10:05 PM

    This is a 3 year term on the ALA - ALA Council NOT AASL...  and you are expected to attend Annual and Midwinter as this is where the work of the association is done.

    We are still looking for councilors!

    Fill out the biographical form - https://www.alavote.org/nomination/2013users.html

    You don't have to have a platform to run, just an interest in the Association and how it Runs.  You can make a difference.