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Reminder: Don't forget to submit self-nominations for ALA Executive Board by November 29, 2021!

  • 1.  Reminder: Don't forget to submit self-nominations for ALA Executive Board by November 29, 2021!

    Posted 13 days ago

    Dear Councilors - Final reminder before the holiday weekend!  Please remember to submit  interest in running for ALA Executive Board by 5 pm CT on Monday, November 29.  Details below.

    On behalf of Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, 2021-2022 ALA President-elect, ALA is announcing the call for self-nominations for the ALA Executive Board.  ALA Council's Committee on Committees (COC), chaired by President-elect Pelayo-Lozada, will soon begin its task of determining four (4) Council nominees to run for two (2) positions on the ALA Executive Board. 

    The purpose of this post is to encourage any Councilor who wishes to be considered for candidacy to indicate your interest. Click here for the "job description" of ALA Board Member.

     This election will take place during the 2022 Virtual January Council Meetings, and candidates will also participate in the virtual ALA Executive Board Candidates Forum on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. CT/ 4:30–5:30 p.m. ET. The first two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to 3-year terms (2022-2025). Newly elected Executive Board members will begin their term at the conclusion of the Annual Conference in 2022.

     Eligibility: Per ALA bylaws, Article III. Nominations and Elections, Section 6. C., "Candidates shall be nominated from among the members of the Council who are serving by virtue of election to it, as provided in Article IV, Section 2.b., c., d., and e. of the Bylaws, and who will have served at the midwinter meeting and the annual conference immediately preceding their prospective terms as Executive Board Members. Additional nominations for the Executive Board may be made by Councilors from the floor."

     Please click here to submit your self-nomination for COC's consideration. Self-nominations must be received no later than 5 pm CT on Monday,  November 29, 2021. Please reach out to with any questions.

     The members of the 2021-2022 Committee on Committees (COC) are Oscar Baeza, Regina Beard, K.C. Boyd, Binh Le, and ALA President-elect Pelayo-Lozada, COC Chair.

    Holly Robison
    Governance Associate
    American Library Association