Published 5/19/2020

In accordance with Article X, section 3 of the Bylaws of the Art Libraries Society of North America, the 2020 Nominating Committee invites members of the Society to submit names for consideration for the following positions on the Executive Board:

Vice President/President-Elect
Advancement Liaison
Chapters 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. 7 of the Policy Manual for more details)

Secretary: Responsible for keeping the official minute book and Policy Manual of the Society and for distributing the minutes of the Executive Board meetings in a timely manner. The Secretary shall act as the teller for balloting for amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. The Secretary shall serve two years. The ARLIS/NA past-Secretary serves as Documentation Committee Chair for two years following their term on the Executive Board.
(see sections C-2.D. on p. 9 and G-12. on p. 45 of the Policy Manual for more details)

Advancement Liaison: Works with the Membership, Development, and Diversity committees, reporting on their activities to the Board and reporting on Board decisions to the committee. The Advancement Liaison shall serve two years.
(see section C-3.A. on p. 11 of the Policy Manual for more details)

Chapters Liaison: Report the decisions and deliberations of the Executive Board to the chapters after Board meetings, and at other times as necessary. Advocate for chapters' concerns before the Board. The Chapters Liaison shall serve two years.
(see section C-3.C on p. 14 of the Policy Manual for more details)

The terms of office will begin at the 2021 ARLIS/NA membership meeting at the 49th annual conference to be held in Montreal, Quebec, May 9-15, 2021.

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, 2020). 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 2020.

Laurel Bliss, Chair
Heather Gendron
Alan Michelson
Ann Roll

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