Get Involved! CJCLS Leadership Opportunities

ACRL’s CJCLS (Community and Junior College Libraries Section) seeks six (6) candidates for the 2022 election cycle. Two candidates each are sought to run for Vice-Chair, a three-year total commitment, Secretary and a Member-at-large position, both two-year commitments. All three positions will take office on July 1, 2022.

CJCLS Vice-Chair / Chair Elect

The Vice-Chair serves successive one-year terms, first as Vice-Chair, then Chair, and finally as Past-Chair. The Vice-Chair will begin their term at the conclusion of ALA Annual 2022. The successful candidate will represent the section at leadership sessions at the Midwinter and Annual conferences during their term as Vice-Chair and Chair. Position is from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025.


The Secretary takes and distributes minutes for all Executive Committee meetings, the Section’s annual meeting, and any special meetings and may preside over meetings in the absence of the Chair and Vice-Chair. Position is from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024. 


Member-at-large is a newly created Executive Committee position. The incumbent’s role varies from year to year and might include a special project or appointment to an ad hoc committee or task force. Candidates should be flexible and proactive, volunteering to contribute as opportunities arise. Position is from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024.

All nominees must be current members of CJCLS and have consented to be a candidate. The deadline for nominations is August 13, 2021. Please consider nominating yourself or someone who you think would be a great candidate. Send a brief biography and statement of interest to the CJCLS Nominating Committee Co-Chairs, Sandy McCarthy ( and Shawna Thorup ( Read more about the positions and CJCLS Governance.

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