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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 (formerly Regional Officer) 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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