Nominating committee continues to seek candidates

For Immediate Release
Fri, 07/20/2012


JoAnne Kempf

Director, Governance Office

Executive Office (EXEC)

1-800-545-2433 ext.3212

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee reminds all interested ALA members that the deadline for completing the candidate biographical form is quickly approaching – the form will close on Aug. 17.  The committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2013 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, ALA treasurer and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect, two candidates to run for treasurer, and no fewer than 50 candidates for the 33 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2013 spring election.

The president-elect will serve a three-year term: as president-elect in 2013-2014, as president in 2014-2015 and as immediate past president in 2015-2016.

The treasurer will serve a three-year term beginning at the end of the 2013 Annual Conference and concluding with the 2016 Annual Conference.

The councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning after the 2013 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2016 Annual Conference.

The ALA president, treasurer and councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA).  Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization.

Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; fax; and email address.  Self-nominations are encouraged.  All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available online.

Nominations and forms must be received no later than Aug. 17, 2012.

Nominations may be sent to any member of the 2013 Nominating Committee.  Committee members are:



To encourage diversity and leadership development, the committee may refrain from nominating any current councilors for election to another term.  However, the committee encourages all current councilors who wish to continue their service to the association to file as petition candidates.  Petitions are available from Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Email:, or during the 2012 Annual Conference or 2013 Midwinter Meeting.  Petitions require 25 signatures for names to be included on the 2012 ballot.  Petitions may also be created online .  This will take you to the ALA log-in page.  Once logged in you can create your petition.