Last call for councilor-at-large nominees for 2008 election

Contact:Lois Ann Gregory-Wood

ALA Council

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2007

Last call for Councilor-at-Large nominees for 2008 election

CHICAGO - The ALA 2008 Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for nominees to run for Councilor-at-Large on the 2008 spring ALA ballot through September 21, 2008. After that date, those persons seeking to run may file by petition.

The Nominating Committee will select no fewer than 53 candidates for the 35 at large Council seats to be filled in the 2008 spring election.

The first 34 candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the 2008 ALA election will serve three-year terms (2008-2011), which begins at the close of the 2008 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the close of the 2011 ALA Annual Conference. The 35th candidate receiving the greatest number of votes will serve a one-year term (2008-2009) to begin immediately upon election and end at the close of the 2009 ALA Annual Conference.

Members who wish to stand for election must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available at Nomination deadline is Friday, September 21, 2007.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact Lee Hisle (, chair, 2008 ALA Nominating Committee.

To encourage diversity and leadership development, the Committee will refrain from nominating any current Councilors for election to another term. However, the Committee encourages all Councilors who wish to continue their service to the Association to file as petition candidates. Petitions will be available from Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Email:, or at the 2008 Midwinter Meeting. Petitions require 25 signatures for names to be included on the 2008 ballot.