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Reminder: Deadline to Submit Nominations for IFLA ACRL Rep. to Science & Technology Libraries Standingommittee is May 4

(via Kara Whatley, New York University)

It is time to nominate or re-appoint an IFLA ACRL representative to the IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Standing Committee for the 2019-2023 session. If you are interested in applying (or re-applying) to be the Science & Technology Section representative, please take a look at the information provided by ACRL here. Complete the application form and associated materials and return them to me (<>), John Meier (<>), and our ACRL section administrator, Megan Griffin (<>) by Friday, May 4, 2018.

The STS Executive Committee will then select a candidate to send forward for review and final decision by ACRL in early June.

Members are nominated and officially endorsed for a four-year term to every IFLA section standing committee at each IFLA election. The new appointments will be for the 2019 – 2023 term. Individuals can only serve on one IFLA committee at a time and for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Any ALA/ACRL member may be suggested for nomination to this IFLA standing committee. Individual applications for nomination are also acceptable. Current incumbents who are eligible for a second term may apply for continuation.

Nominees should be experts in the field covered by the section and have a working knowledge of at least one working language of IFLA (English is an IFLA working language) and should have reasonable expectation of attending meetings of the standing committee without cost to IFLA or to ACRL.

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to complete the following tasks.

  • Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members.
  • Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.

Candidate applications/nomination suggestions should include the following information.

  • Completed application form (linked above)
  • A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  • Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements.

Additional information is also available on the ALA International Relations Office page here.

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