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Call for Nominations Extended: Candidates for 2021 ALA Elections (New Deadline Friday, July 31)

(via the American Library Association)

The ALA 2021 Nominating Committee announces a deadline extension for completing the candidate biographical form for the positions of Councilor-at-Large and President-elect. The new deadline is Friday, July 31, 2020.

During this unprecedented time, the ALA 2021 Nominating Committee acknowledges that more time is needed for interested candidates to consider and reflect as many focus on their institutions, communities and families. Members who wish to make nominations of others or themselves should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; and e-mail address to a member of the ALA 2021 Nominating Committee. Self-nominations are encouraged. All interested nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form. You will be asked to create or continue to complete your  account to access the form. Please remember to click on the “Submit” button to complete the Biographical Form. The form must be submitted no later than Friday, July 31, 2020.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 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 regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization. If you have any questions or suggested nominees who should be contacted, you are encouraged to reach out to any member of the Nominating Committee for the 2021 ALA Election. (A list of member is available in the full announcement.)

The 2021 ALA election poll opens the second Monday in March (March 8) and the poll closes the first Wednesday in April (April 7).

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