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Nominations FAQ

From start to finish, ALA's nominations and elections process is a complex one involving many steps and deadlines. The broad overview, however, is relatively easy to understand:

  • Members are nominated.
  • If a member agrees to run for a position, s/he completes paperwork that supports his/her candidacy.
  • A Regional Nominating Committee (RNC) is formed to select individuals to fill the Regional Representative positions in all six ALA regions. Their work begins in late August and the committee has a formal meeting in November.
  • An Association Nominating Committee (ANC) is formed to select individuals for the President-Elect position and open positions on ALA's Board of Directors. Their work begins in late August and the formal meeting is held in November.
  • Following the November meeting of the Association Nominating Committee, ALA's Executive Director confirms the election of the President-Elect and Directors, and ALA's Board of Directors ratifies the appointments of Regional Representatives.

Additional details regarding running for a position, serving on a nominating committee, or nominating a fellow member are available through the links on the right. You can also review the job descriptions and nomination form. Additional questions can be directed to .


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About Service as a Regional Representative or on ALA's Board of Directors
About Regional and Association Nominating Committees
About Nominating Members
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