[Libs-Or] 2015 ALA Nominating Committee seeks candidates

Erica FINDLEY ericaf at multco.us
Mon Jun 2 14:24:00 PDT 2014

Greetings all,

As someone who is on the 2015 ALA Nominating Committee and currently
serving on ALA Council, I would like to invite you to consider nominating
yourself or someone else for ALA Councilor at Large or President Elect. You
would be considered by the committee for the 2015 ballot.

If you have any questions about this process please don't be afraid to ask
me or anyone else on the committee. I'm also willing to answer any
questions about serving on ALA Council.

Thanks for your consideration!

(copied below)

*Erica Findley*
Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Multnomah County Library
Phone: 503.988.5466
ericaf at multco.us

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/15/2014
JoAnne Kempf
Director, Office of ALA Governance
Office of ALA Governance
jkempf at ala.org

CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2015 ALA election is soliciting
nominees to run on the 2015 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 2015 spring election.

The president-elect will serve a three-year term: as president-elect in
2015-2016, as president in 2016-2017, and as immediate past president in

The councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the
2015 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2018 Annual

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 regarding 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.  The
Committee will also consider as nominees any current councilors who wish to
continue their service to the Association.   All potential nominees must
complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available at

Nominations and forms must be received no later than Aug. 14, 2014.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2015 Nominating Committee.
Committee members are:

   - *Teri Switzer, *dean, librarian, University of Colorado, Colorado
   Springs, Kraemer Family Library, Colorado Springs, Colo., (719) 255-3115,
   tswitzer at uccs.edu
   - *Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, *manager, Information Services Department,
   Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md., (410) 396-4708,
   salcanta at prattlibrary.org
   - *Jennifer Baxmeyer, *Princeton University Library, 693 Alexander Rd.,
   Princeton, N.J., (609) 258-3631,bax at princeton.edu
   - *Peter Bromberg, *associate director for public services at Salt Lake
   County Library Services, Salt Lake City, Utah, (856) 617-1899,
   peterbromberg at gmail.com
   - *Erica Findley, *cataloging-metadata librarian, Multnomah County
   Library, Portland, Ore., (503) 754-6619,Erica.findley at gmail.com
   - *Julius Jefferson, Jr.,  *information research specialist, Library of
   Congress/Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C., (202) 707-5593,
   jcjeffjr at verizon.net
   - *Diane Chen Kelly,  *school librarian, Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet ES,
   Nashville, Tenn., (615) 262-6981,dianerchen at gmail.com
   - *Todd Krueger, *collection development, Baltimore County Public
   Library, Towson, Md., (410) 887-6137,toddbcpl at gmail.com
   - *Ana-Elba Pavon, *children’s librarian, Oakland Public Library,
   Elmhurst Branch, Oakland, Calif., (510) 615-5727,apavon0405 at gmail.com

Individuals who do not wish to go through the nominations process may run
for office by petition.  Information about running by petition and
instructions for creating a petition can be found at
http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/alaelection.  Members must log-in to
the ALA website in order to create a petition. Deadline for filing
petitions is February 6, 2015.
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