Section Vice-chair Calendar


  • Incoming vice-chair attends the following sessions at the ALA Annual Conference: ACRL Leadership Council, and section executive committee.


  • Vice-chair begins term of office at the conclusion of the ALA Annual Conference.


  • If planning a social activity at Midwinter, submit Special Events Form for section special event by September 30.


  • Preconference program proposals and budgets due December 7.


  • Vice-chair receives instructions from ACRL on the committee appointment process.
  • Vice-char attends ACRL virtual meeting on the section appointment process.


  • If planning a social activity at Annual, submit Special Events Form by February 1.
  • Appoint Conference Program Planning Chair by early February.
  • Appoint Nominating Committee by mid-February.
  • Online volunteer form deadline is February 15. Staff send volunteer lists to section vice-chairs within one week of volunteer deadline. Vice-chairs can issue appointment offers after February 15 deadline.


  • Section committee appointments should be completed by March 31.
  • ACRL sends instructions to the chair of the nominating committee to begin the nomination process.

Annual Conference

  • Nominating committee prepares slate of candidates, with the final slate due mid-September.
  • Program Committee for next year’s Annual Conference meets and develops preliminary topics, requirements, possible speaker list and time lines.
  • Vice-chair discusses with section chair the work and the direction of the section and specific responsibilities that have been assumed by committee members.
  • Arrange with outgoing chair to receive section files.
  • Attends the ACRL Leadership Council and section executive committee.
  • Vice-chair becomes chair at the conclusion of the ALA Annual Conference.  


  • Annual Conference program proposals for the next year are submitted by section conference program planning committee for consideration. Due September 1.