ARCHIVED: Nominations for AALL Office Sought

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February 7, 2002

The Nominations Committee has begun the process of identifying possible candidates for the 2003 AALL election.

Candidates are needed for the office of vice president/president-elect and two Executive Board member positions. The Nominations Committee is charged with presenting, to the best of its ability, a slate of candidates reflecting the diversity of AALL's membership. The membership of the Executive Board must maintain a balance of library type, geographic location, gender and minority representation. Additionally, candidates should be well qualified for the position to which they are nominated. How is this accomplished?

Members of the Nominations Committee review lists of AALL members who have served in leadership positions and compile a master list of possible candidates. In addition, the committee solicits input from SIS chairs and AALL chapter presidents, 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 considers a master list culled from all of these sources. Each potential candidate is contacted 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, which matches individual names with available offices, 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. From 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 names to be considered for AALL office by writing any member of the Nominations Committee or AALL Headquarters by April 22.

2002 Nominations Committee

Paul George, chair
Rhea Ballard-Thrower
John R. Eichstadt
John W. Lai

Regina T. Wallen
Georgiana Gekas Wellford
Linda G. Will