Board and Regional Representative Nominations
Dear Fellow ALA Member,
At your next ALA meeting, take a look around the room. Who stands out as a true leader—someone who is innovative, creative, inclusive, and passionate? That’s the person you should nominate for a position as a Regional Representative or a member of the ALA Board of Directors. And, let them know you think so highly of them, as a way to encourage them to submit their application for consideration.
Look in the mirror. Are you the person who stands out with those leadership traits? If so, we encourage you to nominate yourself. Don’t be shy!
We are now accepting nominations (including self-nominations) for the positions of:
- Regional Representative
- ALA Board of Directors
- ALA President-Elect
What background is required? Besides the traits listed above, it is helpful to have Chapter leadership experience, but we certainly don’t want to discourage our Independent Members from applying. Is it required that Board members have experience as a Regional Representative? No. We regularly have Board members who have not worked on a Regional team. Can any member be nominated for the President-Elect position? This is the only position that requires ALA experience. To be considered for the President-Elect position, a member needs to have served at least one year on the Board prior to being considered. But, the candidate does not need to be a currently sitting Board member. Additional information (including position descriptions) is available on ALA’s website.
What’s in it for you? The benefits I have received from ALA leadership are impossible to measure—personally and professionally. The leadership skills I have developed over the years are: Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Communication, Team Building, Project Management, Time Management, Organizational, and Public Speaking. All of these skills help me daily in my work as a legal management professional.
Do you have more questions? Let me know. I would be delighted to talk with you about my experience as a Regional Representative and a Board Member. I can be reached at 612.373.8395 or email@example.com
Please take a few moments right now to identify and recommend potential candidates for President-Elect, Director and/or Regional Representative. Nominations are due by August 1, 2016. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help lead ALA into the future.
All the best,
Laura J. Broomell, CLM
ALA President, 2016-2017