Offices and Terms of Office

ALCTS, its Sections, and the Council of Regional Groups nominates and elects officers in the spring of every year. Not all offices are elected every year. This page lists the offices, the number of openings, and the terms of office.

Division

President-elect/President/Past-President

President-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • President-elect (one-year term)
  • President (one-year term)
  • Past-President (one-year term)

Director-at-Large

There are three Director-at-Large positions elected on a rotating basis over three years, one per year.

  • Director-at-Large (three-year term)

Division Councilor

The Division Councilor is the ALCTS representative on ALA Council. This position is elected every three years and the Councilor is eligible for re-election for a second term.

  • Division Councilor (three-year term, eligible for re-election for a second term)

Secretary

ALCTS does not elect the position of Secretary at the division level.

Council of Regional Groups

Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair

Chair-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • Chair-elect (one-year term)
  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Past-Chair (one-year term)

Secretary

  • Secretary (two-year term)

Acquisitions Section

Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair

Chair-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • Chair-elect (one-year term)
  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Past-Chair (one-year term)

Member-at-Large

There are three Member-at-Large positions elected on a rotating basis over three years, one per year.

  • Member-at-Large (three-year term)

Secretary

  • Secretary (three-year term)

Cataloging and Classification Section

Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair

Chair-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • Chair-elect (one-year term)
  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Past-Chair (one-year term)

Member-at-Large

There are five Member-at-Large positions elected on a rotating basis over three years.

  • Member-at-Large (three-year term)

Election cycle:

  • Year one: two elected
  • Year two: two elected
  • Year three: one elected

Secretary

  • Secretary (three-year term)

Collection Management Section

Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair

Chair-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • Chair-elect (one-year term)
  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Past-Chair (one-year term)

Member-at-Large

There are four Member-at-Large positions elected on a rotating basis over three years.

  • Member-at-Large (three-year term)

Election cycle:

  • Year one: two elected
  • Year two: one elected
  • Year three: one elected

Secretary

Secretary (three-year term)

Continuing Resources Section

Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair

Chair-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • Chair-elect (one-year term)
  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Past-Chair (one-year term)

Member-at-Large

There are three Member-at-Large positions elected on a rotating basis over three years, one per year.

  • Member-at-Large (three-year term)

Secretary

  • Secretary (three-year term)

Preservation and Reformatting Section

Chair-elect/Chair/Past-Chair

Chair-elect is the office that appears on the ballot and for which candidates stand for election. The total number of years in office is three.

  • Chair-elect (one-year term)
  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Past-Chair (one-year term)

Member-at-Large

There are three Member-at-Large positions elected on a rotating basis over three years, one per year.

  • Member-at-Large (three-year term)

Secretary

  • Secretary (three-year term)