ACRL/Arts – Seeking Nominations for Vice Chair and Secretary for 2019 Election

The ACRL/Arts Nominating Committee invites your nominations and self-nominations of outstanding ACRL/Arts leaders to run for elected office in the 2019 elections.  We are seeking nominations for the positions of:

  • ACRL/Arts Vice Chair (to serve as Vice Chair from 2019-2020, Chair from 2020 -2021, and Past Chair from 2021-2022)
  • ACRL/Arts Secretary (serves a 2 year term from 2019-2021)

Descriptions of the positions can be found in the ACRL/Arts Governance Procedures and Arts Section Bylaws.  More information can also be found below:


Advising Resources for Potential Nominees

Prospective candidates may have questions about the responsibilities of section officers. Candidates may find it helpful to review Chapter 4: Communities of Practice in the ACRL Guide to Policies & Procedures, which includes details on the duties of section leaders,

Please advise vice-chair candidates that they will be expected to represent the section at ACRL leadership meetings, including Leadership Council (1:00 – 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2019) at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. They will continue to represent the section at leadership sessions at the Midwinter and Annual conferences during their term as vice-chair and chair. Please be sure that candidates for other offices are aware of the duties and responsibilities as articulated in your section governance procedures.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for consideration by the committee, please email me at:  by Friday, August 31, 2018.  Nominations are confidential and you do not need to be sure that the person you are nominating will agree to run; the committee will approach selected candidates to inquire about their willingness to run.


NOTE: Only two candidates can run for each office, so the Nominating Committee will make final decisions on candidates after confirming willingness to serve. Others not confirmed for ballot will be encouraged to run next year.