TITLE: Nominations Committee Chair
MISSION: To secure nominees from the membership who would well represent all types of libraries and conduct a fair and impartial election ensuring the continuation of MLA.
JUNE– Read Handbook information on this committee
JUNE– Attend Leadership retreat; determine positions which will have vacancies
SEPTEMBER– Contact Committee members and inform them of the offices to fill. Gather lists of all past Board, committee, and Interest group chairs for possible candidates.
OCTOBER– Write an article for Focus, Wired-Mt and the web page seeking nominations. Make a brief announcement at the ASLD retreat.
NOVEMBER-JANUARY– Finding candidates is ongoing. Finalize a slate of nominees by January 1 and secure written permission from the candidates along with a biographical sketch. Contact the conference committee to include the slate of candidates in the pre-conference registration packet.
FEBRUARY– Work with the conference committee to set a time for a “meet the candidates”. Check with the PLD and the SLMD to see if they want their ballots included with MLA ballot.
APRIL– Work with the Executive Director to have email ballots created. Include biographical
information and write in candidate spaces. Ballots shall contain a deadline date to be returned to
APRIL- Introduce the candidates at the Annual Conference. Besides a “meet the candidates” time, have the candidates put on the annual meeting agenda.
MAY– Chair shall arrange for the votes to be counted. Prepare an official report of the election results and transmit to the President and Vice Chair.
MAY-By May 1 notify the candidates as to the election results. Send thank you notes to all nominees for their willingness to run for office. Announce to the membership (no later than May 15) the election results via Wired-Mt, Focus and the Website. Transmit any pertinent files to the next Past President. Complete annual report and any Handbook changes by June 30
Updated July 2008
Updated January 2018