2020-2021 MiALA Nominations & Elections InformationHello MiALA friends,
Happy Spring! In this season of renewal, it’s time to consider the possibilities for leadership and service with the Michigan Academic Library Association (MiALA). We recognize the challenges we are all facing during this unprecedented event, and MiALA will continue to serve its members - but we need your help.
Leadership takes many forms in MiALA and there are many service opportunities available.
Why is serving in MiALA leadership a win/win for all of us? Because service with MiALA:
- Takes only a few hours of time each month;
- Can count toward tenure or continuing appointment requirements at your institution;
- Establishes an active professional network with colleagues from other institutions;
- Promotes academic librarianship through collaboration and communication.
Do you or someone you know have the dedication and enthusiasm to serve in MiALA leadership? Or someone who is newer to academic librarianship in Michigan? Or someone who is eager to enhance their leadership skills? If so, please nominate them (or yourself) to run for one of these open Board positions:
- Vice President/President-Elect
- Publicly Funded University Rep
- Private College Rep
- Community College Rep
- Interest Group Coordination Council Representatives (Two 2-year terms and Two 1-year terms)
Nominations open on April 15, 2020 and will be accepted through May 20, 2020. Newly-elected positions will begin service on July 1, 2020.
Have a question about the MiALA elections? See our Election Central 2020 website for complete information, including a timeline and position descriptions: http://miala.org/election_central.php. Any other questions about the nomination or election process, please contact the Nominations & Elections Committee at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Your MiALA Nominations & Elections Committee
Paul Gallagher, Western Michigan University, Immediate Past President & Committee Chair
Jeremy Barney, Hope College
Frances Krempasky, Lansing Community College
Heather Ladiski, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services & MiALA Administrative Support
Molly Ledermann, Washtenaw Community College
Mies Martin, Aquinas College
Christine Tobias, Michigan State University
Serena Vaquilar, Wayne State University