Election Central

Welcome to Election Central 2017

Your one-stop resource for MiALA election information
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Election Time Line

April 21 - Call for nominations open
May 22 - Call for nominations closes
May 25 - Information on candidates will be posted here for your review
June 1 - Elections for the 2017 board will open (voting will be available to members only who will receive a ballot via email)
June 16 - Voting will close
June 20 - Election results will be verified and announced here
July 1 - New board term will begin

General Election Process Information

 
  • Nominees must be an individual or student member of MiALA to be nominated and to serve.
  • Nominees may only run for one position.
  • Only current members (individual, student, or representative of each institutional member) may vote in the election. An email containing a unique ballot link will be sent to all members when the election opens.


Positions, Terms, and Expectations

Information regarding board positions, section board positions, and committees is available in the Policies & Procedures Manual

 

Board of Directors

 

MiALA Board Nomination Form

President

Two year term (one as President, one as Past-President) (will be filled by outgoing Vice President every year)
The President shall serve as the President of the Association, Chair of the Executive Committee, President of the MiALA ACRL Chapter, and delegate to the ACRL Chapters Council. The President shall convene Board meetings and shall preside at each meeting. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year and conducted via conference call. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President/President-elect preside at the meeting; in the absence of both officers, the Secretary or Treasurer shall preside. The President, in consultation with the board, will appoint members to standing committees.


Vice-President/President-elect (OPEN position)

Three year term (one as Vice-President/President-elect, one as President, one as Past-President) (to be elected every year)
The Vice-President/President-elect will serve in the President’s absence as needed, will serve on the Conference Planning Committee, and will serve in any other capacity as directed by the President. The Vice-President/President-elect will actively participate in all board meetings and other duties as assigned by the board. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year and conducted via conference callThe Vice-President/President-elect will be selected by the membership each year and will succeed to be President the following year. If needed, the Vice-President/President-elect might also be asked to serve as a liaison between the Board and a committee or interest group. There is a significant time commitment with position.


Secretary (OPEN position)

Two year term (to be elected on odd number years)
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee and have approved minutes posted to the web site; see that all required notices are duly and timely given; and be custodian of the records of the Association. The Secretary will actively participate in all board meetings and other duties as assigned by the board. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year and conducted via conference call.


Treasurer

Two year term (to be elected on even number years)
The Treasurer shall work with the Association’s fiscal agent to prepare an annual budget for the association, require and review all financial statements from the fiscal agent, shall provide financial reports as required by the Board, and shall work with individual committees, sections, and interest groups to determine income/expense needs. The Treasurer will actively participate in all board meetings and other duties as assigned by the board. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year and conducted via conference call. If needed, the Treasurer might also be asked to serve as a liaison between the Board and a committee or interest group. There is a significant time commitment with position.


Community College Representative (2) (1 OPEN position)

Two year term (staggered terms with one seat to be elected every year)
The Community College Representative will actively participate in all board meetings and other duties as assigned by the board. These other duties may include liaison duties between the Board and MiALA interest groups, sections, and ad-hoc committees. The Community College Representative actively serves and advocates for the needs of community college librarians in the state. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year and conducted via conference call.


Private College and Universities Representative (2) (1 OPEN position)

Two year term (staggered terms with one seat to be elected every year)
The Private College and Universities Representative will actively participate in all board meetings and other duties as assigned by the board. These other duties may include liaison duties between the Board and MiALA interest groups, sections, and ad-hoc committees. The Private College and Universities Representative actively serves and advocates for the needs of private college and university librarians in the state. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year and conducted via conference call.


Publicly Funded University Representative (2) (1 OPEN position)

Two year term (staggered terms with one seat to be elected every year)
The Publicly Funded University Representative will actively participate in all board meetings and other duties as assigned by the board. These other duties may include liaison duties between the Board and MiALA interest groups, sections, and ad-hoc committees. The Publicly Funded Universities Representative actively serves and advocates for the needs of publicly funded university librarians in the state. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly throughout the year
and conducted via conference call.

 

Committee Chairs (OPEN positions)

 

Committee Chair Nomination Form

The board is requesting nominations to serve as chair for the following committees to serve for one year terms:


 

Section boards

 

Administration Section Nomination Form
Collections Section Nomination Form
User Experience Section Nomination Form


Each section will have a board. Each section board will have a chair, a chair-elect, a secretary, and two at-large members. Elections will be held in the spring every year. Each section will be assigned a liaison from the MiALA board. Please note that for all section board positions, you must be an individual or student member of MiALA, as well as the section that you are seeking office for, to be nominated and to serve. Section board meetings are conducted via conference call.

Section Chair
One year term (will be filled by outgoing Chair-Elect every year)
Ideally, the section chair should provide the overall leadership to their respective section. These duties include scheduling meetings of the section board, coordinating and monitoring activities of the interest groups under their section and serving as a conduit between the MiALA Board and section membership.

Section Chair-Elect (OPEN position)
Two year term (one as chair-elect and one as chair)
The section chair-elect will serve in the chair’s absence as needed and will serve in any other capacity as directed by the chair.

Section Secretary (OPEN position)
One year term
The Section Secretary shall keep the minutes of meetings of the section board; see that all required notices are duly and timely given; and be custodian of the records of the section.

Section at-large member representative (2) (2 OPEN positions)
One year term
The section at-large member representative will actively participate in all section board meetings and other duties as assigned by the section chair.