Published 05/14/2019

In accordance with Article X, section 3 of the Bylaws of the Art Libraries Society of North America, the 2019 Nominating Committee invites members of the Society to submit names for consideration for the following positions on the Executive Board

Vice-President/President Elect
Canadian Liaison
Education Liaison

Vice President/President-Elect: Responsible for such matters as are delegated by the President and, in the event of the inability of the President to serve, shall act as chief executive officer. This position is a three year term: the President-Elect shall serve the first year after election as Vice President, the second year as President, and the third year as Past President.
(see section C-2.B. on p. 6 of the Policy Manual for more details)

Treasurer: Responsible for the financial accounts of the Society and fiscal reporting to the membership. Serves as a member of the Conference Planning Advisory Committee and attends the conference planning meeting at the conference site the year prior to the conference. The Treasurer shall serve two years.
(see sections C-2.E on p. 9-10 of the Policy Manual for more details)

Canadian Liaison: Acts as liaison between ARLIS/NA Canada, the Public Policy Committee, the International Relations Committee, and the Executive Board. Serves as Chair of ARLIS/NA Canada, Chair of the Melva Dwyer Award Subcommittee, and as ex-officio member of all Canadian chapters, including the international Northwest chapter. Promotes Canadian membership and participation in ARLIS/NA. The Canadian Liaison shall serve two years.
(see section C-3.B. on p. 11-12 of the Policy Manual for more details)

Education Liaison: Works with the Professional Development Committee and its subcommittees (Education, Educational Technology and Mentoring), reporting on their activities to the Board and reporting on Board decisions to the committees and subcommittees. Works with the Summer Educational Institute Advisory Committee and the Summer Educational Institute Implementation Team. The Education Liaison shall serve two years.
(see section C-3.D. on p. 13 of the Policy Manual for more details)

The terms of office will begin at the 2020 ARLIS/NA membership meeting at the 48th annual conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, April 21-25, 2020. Executive Board members are allotted a modest travel allowance to attend required meetings.

Nominations may be made by any ARLIS/NA member eligible to vote; a second by another member eligible to vote is required. Self-nominations are encouraged. Qualifying nominations should be filed with the Nominating Committee no more than 60 calendar days from the date of the general announcement (i.e., by July 13, 2019). Please consult the Policy Manual for full position descriptions.

The Nominating Committee may identify other qualified candidates for each office to be filled. Nominations may be brought to the attention of any one of the committee members. Please consult the ARLIS/NA Bylaws: Article X: Nominations & Elections for further information on these processes. The final slate of candidates will be announced to the ARLIS/NA membership in Fall 2019. 

2019 Nominating Committee
Jennifer Garland (
Deborah Kempe, Chair (
Kathy Woodrell (

Photograph by Sue Ahn