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Call for Nominations: ALA 2021 Spring Elections (President-Elect and Councilor-at-Large) — Deadline Friday, July 10

(via the American Library Association)

The Nominating Committee for the 2021 American Library Association election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2021 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 51 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2021 spring election.

The President-Elect will serve a three-year term: as President-Elect in 2021-22, as President in 2022-23, and as Immediate Past President in 2023-24. The Councilors-at-Large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2021 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2024 Annual Conference. 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 pertaining to 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; and e-mail address. Self-nominations are encouraged. All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form found here.

You will be asked to create an account to access the form. Nominations and forms must be received no later than Friday, July 10, 2020. The 2021 ALA elections will take place March 8-April 17, 2021.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the Nominating Committee for the 2021 ALA Election. Please let any Nominating Committee member (a list is available here, on page 16) know if you are considering running next year or if you have any questions.

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