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.

Volunteer for an ACRL-Arts committee

The ACRL Arts Section is looking for volunteers to serve on a number of our committees. Please consider opportunities on the following committees:

  • ACRL/Arts Conference Program Planning–Wash., D.C., 2019 Committee.
  • ACRL/Arts Dance Librarians Discussion Group
  • ACRL/Arts Membership and Outreach Committee
  • ACRL/Arts Nominating 2019 Committee
  • ACRL/Arts Publications and Research Committee
  • ACRL/Arts Strategic Planning Committee

Here is the link to the volunteer form: You must be a current ALA member to access the form.

Below is a snap shot of what is in on the volunteer form:
1. Group Selection
2. Intro
3. Select Committees
4. Survey
5. Review
6. Completed

ACRL Volunteer Form Deadline
For consideration for 2018-19 appointments, the online volunteer form must be submitted by February 15, 2018. Most appointments will be finalized before April 30, 2018.

Volunteer Process
Please review the volunteer information before filling out the volunteer form. Charges and rosters for division committees, editorial and advisory boards, and section committees are available through the Directory of Leadership.

Notes about the volunteer form:
Each field has a 500-character response limit. To check the length of your responses and to ensure that you don’t lose a partially completed form, formulate your responses in a separate document.
Field 1: Division/Roundtable Appointments/Offices should be used to list positions held within ACRL on its division and section committees.
Field 2: ALA Appointments/Offices should be used to list positions held in all other ALA units.

If you have any questions concerning Section appointments, please contact ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin at or 312-280-2514.

We request your response by February 15th. Looking forward to working with each of you! If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Cox at