Midwest MLA 2020 Election

The Nominations & Election Committee is seeking volunteers for the ballot to fill three positions.

President Elect, Membership Secretary, and Representative at Large. The duties for each position are listed below.

President Elect

The term of office of the President Elect shall be one year.

Duties

To serve as President whenever the President is not able to do so;

to serve on the Awards and Scholarships Committee;

to perform all other duties prescribed by these Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Chapter.

A vacancy arising in the office of President shall be filled by the President-Elect, who shall cease to be President-Elect, and serve out the unexpired term of the President, and shall continue as President for the full succeeding term to which he or she was elected. 

Membership Secretary

The term of office of the Membership Secretary shall be two (2) years. An individual may not serve more than two successive terms as Membership Secretary.

Duties

To maintain the Chapter’s membership records, directory, and discussion lists;

to chair the Membership Committee, consisting of three additional members;

to distribute membership renewal notices;

to advise the President and Nomination and Elections Committee on the eligibility of potential appointees and officers;

to confirm eligibility of members to vote in Chapter elections, for MLA positions, and on Chapter and MLA business;

to perform all other duties prescribed by [the] Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Chapter. 

Representative at Large

The term of office of the Representative-at-Large shall be two (2) years. An individual may not serve more than two successive terms as Representative-at-Large.

Duties

To chair the State Liaisons Committee;

to facilitate communication among and between Chapter members and the Chapter Executive Board;

to facilitate communication between the Chapter and library groups and library science programs within the Chapter;

to perform all other duties prescribed by [the] Bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Chapter. 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of the positions, send an email to committee@umich.edu indicating the position. If you need more information before you make a decision you may contact the Committee at committee@umich.edu.