ARCHIVED: Committee Seeks Candidates for AALL Office

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February 13, 2003

The Nominations Committee has begun the process of identifying possible candidates for the 2004 AALL election.

Candidates are needed for the office of vice president/president-elect, treasurer and two Executive Board members. In accordance with its charge, the Nominations Committee must choose well-qualified candidates that reflect the diversity of AALL's membership. The members of the Executive Board must represent a balance of library types, geographic locations, genders and minorities. How is this accomplished?

Members of the Nominations Committee review lists of AALL members who have served in leadership positions. In addition, the committee solicits input from SIS chairs, AALL chapter presidents, and Law-Lib and AALL membership listservs. News items, such as this one, seek to include individual members of the Association in the process. The Nominations Committee compiles a master list culled from all of these sources. The committee contacts each potential candidate to determine his or her willingness to serve.

Those willing to be considered are included in a shorter list of potential candidates that is again reviewed by the committee. The committee designates each person on that list to an available office, keeping in mind the committee's charge to balance the slate. Each individual on this abbreviated list is called a second time to determine his or her willingness to serve as a candidate for a specific office. Based on the responses to this round of calls, a slate is prepared at the Annual Meeting.

Be a part of the process of selecting AALL leadership for the future. All AALL members are strongly encouraged to submit nominees for AALL office to any member of the Nominations Committee or AALL Headquarters by April 21, 2003.

2003-2004 Nominations Committee

Regina T. Wallen, chair
Rhea Ballard-Thrower
Philip C. Berwick
Christine Graesser
Susan P. Siebers
Maryruth Storer
Georgiana Gekas Wellford