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(Roster reflecting term change in 2008)*
* The annual term for the Nominations Committee was changed from January - December to July - June in 2008. This change was recommended by the AALL Committee Structure Special Committee and approved by the Executive Board at its July 2007 meeting.

Article VI. Nominations and Elections. Section 1. Nominating Committee.
  1. Composition. There shall be a nominations committee consisting of seven voting members, no one of whom shall be a member of the executive board, and no one of whom shall be a candidate at the succeeding election.
  2. Appointment. The executive board shall elect seven members to the committee. In odd-numbered years the executive board shall elect three members; in even-numbered years the executive board shall elect four members.

TYPE: Process Committee

PURPOSE: The Nominations Committee proposes candidates for consideration for Association offices.

CHARGE: The Committee shall present a slate of candidates to the membership in accordance with the procedures specified in the Bylaws. The Committee shall present a slate that, if elected, would maintain a balance on the Executive Board of members by library type, geography, sex, and minority representation to the extent possible. The Committee shall solicit names of possible nominees from the membership and propose possible nominees itself. The Committee shall select from those names viable candidates to provide leadership to the Association. Prior to the presentation of the slate, the Committee shall determine if the nominees are willing and able to stand for election.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: Selection for membership on the Committee should take into consideration a member's depth of experience with and knowledge of Association goals and objectives. Members of the Executive Board are ineligible. No member of the Committee may be a candidate for office at the succeeding election. The Chair and Committee members must be approved by the Executive Board.

TENURE: Members of the committee shall serve non-renewable two-year terms beginning at the conclusion of the Association's (July) Annual Meeting. Shortly after being elected, the Vice President-elect selects the Vice Chair of the Nominations Committee from among the committee members who have a full year left in their terms on the committee. In accordance with the Bylaws, the Vice President/President-elect selects members for candidates to fill the remainder of the available Nominations Committee vacancies, and submits the list of candidate names, along with the name of the Vice Chair candidate, to the Executive Board for approval at its Spring Meeting.

SIZE: The Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, five (5) members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison. Normally, the Vice President serves as the liaison.


Goal I: Leadership

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: Input is solicited from the Diversity Committee, the Mentoring and Retention Committee, the AALL SIS Council, the Council of Chapter Presidents, SIS Chairs, and Chapters through the Chapter Presidents, for potential nominees. Headquarters Staff provides current documentation of the members who have held positions of leadership within the Association and its units.

PROCEDURE: The Vice-President/President-Elect annually selects 7 members to serve on the Nominating Committee. The names are submitted to the Executive Board for approval at their Spring Meeting.

After Executive Board approval at the Spring Meeting, the Vice-President/President-Elect will inform the members of their appointment to the Nominations Committee, and announce the appointments with an explanation of the procedures and schedule for submitting nominations. The names of the Committee members and the explanation of procedures and schedule for submitting nominations will be posted on AALLNET.

Each year the Chair of the Nominations Committee will invite the Diversity Committee, and the Mentoring and Retention Committee to identify qualified candidates for elected office and to assist in developing a viable pool of candidates; the Chair will also ask the Chairs of the SIS Council and the Council of Chapter Presidents for time to give a brief presentation at their annual training session at the Annual Meeting. The Executive Board will also be encouraged to promote candidacy for elected office during their Chapter Visits.

In January of each year the Executive Staff will distribute the following to the Nominations Committee: an up-to-date copy of the Leadership list from the membership database; and a copy of the Association's policy on the conduct of elections.

(November 1996, Board Minutes, Tab 21)