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  • 1.  Call for self-nominations for ALA Executive Board election - submit by December 13, 2023

    Posted Dec 01, 2023 12:20 PM
    Edited by Cory Stevenson Dec 01, 2023 04:49 PM

    Dear Councilors,

    ALA is announcing the call for self-nominations for the ALA Executive Board 2024 Election.  ALA Council's Committee on Committees (COC), chaired by President-elect Hohl, will soon begin its task of determining two (2) Council nominees to run for each of the following three (3) positions on the ALA Executive Board, per ALA Bylaws (Article V, Section 1):

    Six (6) Councilor Candidates total to run for 2024-2027 ALA Executive Board Term:

    ·        2 At-large ALA Members

    ·        2 Rainbow Round Table Members

    ·        2 Division Members

    As a reference, below is the list of the current 2023-2024 board members. The members highlighted are the outgoing board members; therefore for this year's election we are looking to fill an At-Large, RRT, and Division member.

    Composition

    2023-2024 board

    A.     three (3) at-large members: 

    Christina Rodriques, Steven Yates, Karen Schneider

    B.     two (2) division members:

    Stephanie Chase, Sam Helmick

    C.     one (1) round table member

    Sara Dallas

    D.     one (1) Rainbow Round Table member

    Ana Elisa de Campos Salles

    E.      one (1) chapter member:

    Amy Lappin

    F.      one (1) American Association of School Librarians member

    Kathy Carroll

    G.     one (1) member from one (1) of the National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo): 

    Sophia Sotilleo

    President

    Emily Drabinski

    President-elect

    Cindy Hohl

    Immediate Past President

    Lessa Pelayo-Lozada

    Treasurer

    Peter Hepburn

    Executive Director

    TBD

    The purpose of this post is to encourage any Councilor who wishes to be considered for candidacy to indicate your interest.

    Please see attached approved Council Document #36 outlining the Executive Board election rules and Executive Board position description. 

    Final candidates will be selected by the Committee on Committees (COC). The final slate will be posted as a Council document at the Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX) in January 2024 and reported by the President-elect, chair of COC. If not selected by the COC, candidates may be nominated from the Council floor during LibLearnX. 

    This election will take place electronically in February 2023, and candidates will also participate in the ALA Executive Board Candidates Forum in February 2023 – final dates TBD. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for each position will be elected to a 3-year term (2024-2027). Newly elected Executive Board members will begin their term at the conclusion of the 2024 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

    Eligibility per ALA Bylaws, Article V, Section 1:

    All Executive Board members must be active members of the American Library Association. Executive Board members elected by Council must be current Councilors and, as appropriate, current members of the division, round table, chapter, or association from which they are elected or appointed.

    Please click here to submit your self-nomination for COC's consideration. Self-nominations must be received no later than 5 pm CT on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. 

    Please reach out to governance@ala.org with any questions!



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    Holly Robison
    Governance Associate
    American Library Association
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  • 2.  RE: Call for self-nominations for ALA Executive Board election - submit by December 13, 2023

    Posted Dec 12, 2023 01:24 PM

    Dear Councilors,

    A friendly reminder to please submit self-nominations for the ALA Executive Board election.  Please note that the deadline to submit self-nominations form is extended to 5 pm CT on Friday, December 15, 2023. Please see original post for more details.

    Save the Date: The ALA Executive Board Candidates Virtual Forum will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 2:00-3:00  pm CT.  The Forum will be recorded.  The ALA Executive Board Election will open immediately following the Forum and close on Monday, February 6, 2024 at 9 am CT.  You can register here for the forum.

    Thank you!



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    Holly Robison
    Governance Associate
    American Library Association
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  • 3.  RE: Call for self-nominations for ALA Executive Board election - submit by December 13, 2023

    Posted Dec 14, 2023 03:33 PM

    Reminder that the deadline to submit self-nominations for ALA Executive Board election is tomorrow, Friday, December 15 at 5:00 pm CT! See earlier posts in this thread for details.  Thank you!



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    Holly Robison
    Governance Associate
    American Library Association
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