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ACRL Election 2017 – A Message from the ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Candidates

The ALA and ACRL elections are now open, and as candidates for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect, we write together to encourage you to vote. ACRL is the leading organization focused on college and research libraries. We believe in the association and are thankful for all that it has given to us throughout our careers. We have enjoyed the opportunities it has provided us to work with and learn from the members of ACRL and know that these experiences have made us better librarians.

We believe in the importance of service, and see our role of Vice-President/President-Elect as serving you, the members. The conversations we have had with you at ALA Midwinter, the online forum, and informally have been invaluable. We look forward to seeing many of you at the ACRL 2017 Conference in Baltimore and continuing conversations about your hopes and desires for the future of ACRL.

Thank you for voting and for your service to our association. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the coming years.

Sincerely,

José Aguiñaga
Archives Coordinator, Glendale Community College
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Lauren Pressley
Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library
Associate Dean, University of Washington Libraries
2017 ACRL President-Elect Candidate

Voting Information
The ALA/ACRL election opened March 13, with members receiving an email announcement between March 13-15 containing voting instructions. Didn’t receive the email? Please contact ALA Member and Customer Service at 1-800-545-2433 ext. 5, or customerservice@ala.org.

The 2017 ALA/ACRL election will close April 5 at 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time. We encourage you to cast your ballot today!  Please visit the ACRL website for more election information.

ALA/ACRL Election Opens Today

Voting in the 2017 ALA/ACRL election opens today, March 13! ALA members will receive an email announcement containing voting instructions. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. Central on April 5.

Additional information on the election and candidates for ACRL and ALA office is available on the ACRL election webpage. We encourage you to help shape the future of your associations by voting for the candidates of your choice in the 2017 election!

 

ACRL Presidential Candidates’ Online Forum

Come hear José Aguiñaga and Lauren Pressley, candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect, discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL in an open online forum at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, March 6. Aguiñaga is library faculty/archives coordinator at Glendale Community College (Arizona), and Pressley is associate dean/library director at the University of Washington Tacoma Libraries. This online forum is an opportunity for ACRL members to ask questions of the two candidates.

Access to the forum will be available approximately 15 minutes before the start time through Adobe Connect. Audio archives of the candidates answering prepared questions will also be available on ACRL Insider a few days before the forum.

More information on the 2017 ACRL election, including links to candidate statements from C&RL News and a full slate of candidates for ACRL section offices, is available on the ACRL website.

Voting in the 2017 ALA/ ACRL election begins on March 13. We strongly encourage you to help shape the future of your associations by casting a ballot for the candidates of your choice!

 

ACRL Presidential Candidates’ Online Forum

The 2017 candidates for ACRL vice-president/ president-elect will participate in an open online forum at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, March 6. Come hear José Aguiñaga and Lauren Pressley discuss their platforms and vision for ACRL. Aguiñaga is library faculty/archives coordinator at Glendale Community College (Arizona), and Pressley is associate dean/library director at the University of Washington Tacoma Libraries. This online forum is an opportunity for ACRL members to ask questions of the two candidates. Details for accessing the webcast will be available on ACRL Insider by early March. Audio archives of the candidates answering prepared questions will also be available on ACRL Insider a few days after the forum.

Volunteer for ACRL Division, Section, or Representative Appointment by Feb. 15

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Cheryl Middleton invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2017-2018 division or section committee.

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2017. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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