Greetings! The ALA 2014 Nominating Committee, of which I am a member, is soliciting nominees to run on the 2014 spring ballot for the office of Councilor-at-large.
The Nominating Committee will select no fewer than 51 candidates for the 34 at-large Council seats to be filled in the 2014 spring election. The Councilors-at-large will serve three-year terms, beginning at the close of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and ending at the adjournment of the 2017 Annual Conference. The Councilors also serve in corresponding roles in the ALA-Allied Professional Association [ALA-APA]. Individuals considering ALA-APA office are encouraged to consult with their employer regarding any restrictions regarding lobbying activities or service on the governing body of a 501(c)6 organization. Members who wish to make nominations should submit the following information: nominee name; present position; institution; address; telephone; fax; and e-mail address. Self-nominations are encouraged. All potential nominees must complete the Potential Candidate Biographical Form available at https://www.alavote.org/nomination/2014users.html Nominations and forms must be received no later than August 16, 2013. Nominations may be sent to me at: John DeSantis, Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, Dartmouth College, Hanover , NH, (603) 646-0413, E-mail john.desan...@dartmouth.edu<mailto:john.desan...@dartmouth.edu>; Individuals who do not wish to go through the nominations process may run for office by petition. Petitions will be available from Lois Ann Gregory-Wood, Council Secretariat, ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611, Email: lgreg...@ala.org<mailto:lgreg...@ala.org>, or during the 2013 Annual Conference or 2014 Midwinter Meeting. Petitions require 25 signatures for names to be included on the 2014 ballot. Electronic petitions can also be created by going to: https://www.ala.org/template.cfm?template=/CFApps/epetition/index.cfm. Deadline for filing petitions is January 31, 2014.
VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.