ARCHIVED: New Members Appointed to Nominations Committee

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November 21, 2002

They may not be throwing their hats in the ring, but they do shape the election process. The AALL Executive Board appointed four members in November to serve on the 2003-2004 AALL Nominations Committee, the body that chooses the candidates for the Executive Board elections.

Philip Berwick of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; Christine Graesser of Brown Rudnick Freed & Gesmer, Hartford, Conn.; Susan Siebers of Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, Chicago, Ill.; and Maryruth Storer of the Orange County Public Law Library, Santa Ana, Calif., commence their two-year terms on Jan. 1, 2003. They join continuing members Chair Regina Wallen of Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; Rhea Ballard-Thrower of Howard University, Washington, D.C.; and Georgiana Gekas Wellford of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, Richmond, Va. The continuing members and Board Liaison Janis L. Johnston of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Ill., will serve out their terms until Dec. 31, 2003.

“I am pleased to be a part of the Executive Board selection process and look forward to working with the rest of the committee,” Graesser said.

In the fall of 2003, the seven-member committee will present a slate of suitable candidates for the 2004 elections to the Executive Board. They will choose two candidates to vie for the position of vice president/president-elect, two candidates to run for treasurer, and four candidates to contend for two open seats on the Executive Board. In accordance with its charge, the committee must choose candidates that reflect the diversity of AALL’s membership, thus ensuring that the members of the Executive Board represent a balance of library types, geographic locations, genders and minorities.

“I am looking forward to working with the committee to present a slate of candidates for the 2004 election that represents the membership of AALL,” Wallen said. “I hope that all members will seriously consider responding to the challenges and rewards of serving on the Executive Board.”

For the 2004 elections, ballots will be mailed to all voting members of the Association in March 2004. The ballots will be tabulated at AALL Headquarters and elections results announced immediately thereafter in April 2004.