Nominations Committee

2016-17 Officer(s)

Kincaid Brown (Executive Board liaison), Chair / Immediate Past CS-SIS Chair
University of Michigan Law Library

Committee Charge

The Nominations Committee is charged with selecting candidates for SIS elections.

The Nominations Committee is chaired by the CS-SIS Past Chair.

Led by its chair, the committee:

  • follows the provisions of Article V, “Officers and Elections,” of the CS-SIS Bylaws in performing the committee’s duties
  • compiles a list of potential candidates from the volunteer forms, other committee members’ suggestions, and direct solicitation
  • compiles a slate of at least two candidates for each of the offices that is up for election
  • works with the committee to form a final slate of candidates
  • ensures that all potential candidates are aware of the duties and responsibilities of the positions

The chair:

  • submits the slate of candidates to the CS-SIS Chair by January 15
  • obtains candidate biographies by March 15
  • sends copies of the candidate biographies to the Secretary/Treasurer by March 15
  • after the election, notifies the candidates of results by telephone before coordinating announcement of results with the Communications Committee
  • after the election, sends all candidates thank-you letters for running
  • reports briefly on the committee’s activities at the CS-SIS business meeting
  • submits a written report to the CS-SIS Chair detailing the committee’s activities according to the deadline set by the Chair each year. Also sends a copy to the Secretary/Treasurer
  • writes and/or updates documentation to pass on to the following Committee chair via the CS Google Drive account