I would like to take this opportunity to give all the members of ALAO an update to the current preparations for the 2009-2010 ALAO Elections. We have reached the necessary number of candidates for the position of Board Member-at-Large for the upcoming elections. Due to other circumstances beyond anyone’s control I have one (1) candidate position open for the ALAO Treasurer position on the executive board and I have one (1) position open for the role of Vice-President/ President-Elect for the upcoming elections.
I would like to have someone for each of the available board positions send me a filled out candidate information form and their acknowledgement to run for each of the available board positions by no later than this Friday. I am including a file attachment of the ALAO Candidate Information Form to help facilitate this process. If I can get a candidate for each position before the end of this week we hope to make the election ballot available electronically by no later than the end of the first week of April 2009.
This will be the final message asking for candidates for this years election. The association and it’s membership deserve the best leadership candidates that we can find and that are willing to be engaged and active with the efforts and activities as we promote academic libraries and the issues important to the staff, faculty, and administration of those institutions within the state of Ohio. We are only as good as those of us who serve and are willing to step forward for the betterment of the organization, it’s membership, and the activities it promotes to provide an avenue and a voice to the academic library community within the state of Ohio. Be a part of this necessary and ongoing work.
ALAO works for all of us in the academic library field within Ohio, but it only works well when its members get involved and take an active role.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.