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NHLA Executive Board openings – 2013 elections

The New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) is seeking nominations for THREE (3) voting positions on the executive board:

Vice President/President Elect (three year commitment)

Secretary (one year commitment)

Treasurer (two year commitment)

Nominees must be current members of NHLA, and enthusiastic about the organization’s mission to promote advocacy, professional development, and communication on a wide range of library-related issues.  Serving on the NHLA board is a great way to network with other librarians and to have a positive impact on librarianship outside of your town’s library.

If you are interested in one of the positions, or if you know of someone who would be a good candidate for a position, please respond to this e-mail by July 1st.   Elections occur in September/October by ballot, and are announced at the NHLA Fall Conference in November.  New board members take their position on the board at the December 17, 2013 meeting.

For more information about the duties of the positions or about the executive board, please read the NHLA constitution and bylaws at http://nhlibrarians.org/about/governance/.

READS seeking new board members: Elections coming soon!

Are you interested in helping READS continue to provide great professional development opportunities for library staff serving adults?

The READS executive board is looking for candidates to run for our upcoming vacancy for Vice President/President Elect. This position is a three-year commitment–one year as Vice President, one year as President, and a year as Past President. The board meets six times per year. The new Vice President’s term will start after the READS Fall Conference.

The position of Secretary is also open for nominations. This is a two-year position.
If you are interested in running or would like to nominate another READS member as a candidate, please contact Linda Taggart, Nominating Committee chair, at linda.taggart@nashualibrary.org. Nominations will be accepted until August 1; elections will be held starting August 8.

Position descriptions are available in the READS handbook, online at http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/handbook.html.

It’s a great way to participate in your NH library community, so please consider joining us!

New ALA President and President-Elect

On June 29th, Molly Raphael, former director of libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Ore. and the District of Columbia Public Library in Washington, D.C., began her term as 2011-2012 president of the American Library Association (ALA). You can learn more about her background here, http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pr.cfm?id=7642.

Some of Molly’s presidential initiatives/priorities include:

  1. Advocacy
  2. Diversity and Inclusiveness
  3. Defending libraries’ core values

Read more details here, http://mollyraphael.org/?page_id=20.

The new President-Elect is Maureen Sullivan who some, or many of you may know. She faciliated the New England Library Leadership Symposium a few years ago and did an incredible job. Currently, she is a library consultant and a professor of practice in the Ph.D. program, Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She also was the 2010 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year as selected by the Association of College and Research Libraries. You can learn more about Maureen here, http://maureensullivan.org.

Nominations for READS VP – Special Election

The Reference and Adult Services Section (READS) of the New Hampshire Library Association has an unexpected vacancy on their Executive Board.  As a result, READS will hold a special electronic election in April to choose a new Vice President/President-Elect for the 2011 calendar year.  For more information on the duties of the Vice President, please visit http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/handbook.html to see a copy of the READS Handbook, which contains all Board job descriptions.  To submit your name for consideration, or if you know someone who would be interested in running for the position, please contact Linda Taggart, Past President, at linda.taggart@nashualibrary.org.  Submission of nominations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday March 30th.