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Call for Candidates: 2020 IACRL Elections (Deadline Friday, March 6)

Want to make a difference in the Illinois academic librarian community? Looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills? Consider running for an Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) office!

Two offices, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice-President/President-Elect, are on the ballot each spring. The Secretary/Treasurer serves a one-year term. The Vice-President/President-Elect serves a year in that position, followed by a year as President and another year as Past President. All terms begin and end at the conclusion of the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting, at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference each October.

The responsibilities of each office are listed in Article VII of the IACRL Bylaws (https://www.ila.org/forums/illinois-association-of-college-research/iacrl-bylaws). The IACL Executive Board conducts most of its work via e-mail and monthly conference calls, with opportunities to meet face-to-face at the ILA Orientation Session in July and the ILA Annual Conference.

If you would be interested in running for either office, or you would like to nominate a colleague, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL Past President and Nominating Committee Chair, at eedwards@ilsos.gov, no later than Friday, March 6. Candidates will need to submit a biography and picture, for inclusion on the ballot, by Sunday, March 15. The elections will run from April 1 to April 30, and IACRL will announce the winners in early May.

Please note that membership in IACRL is a requirement to run for office. One must be a member by the time the elections open, on April 1. To join IACRL, one will need to be a personal member of the Illinois Library Association, but there is no additional cost to become an IACRL member.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Edwards.

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