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Call for Applicants: ALA Representative to IFLA’s Academic and Research Libraries Committee (Deadline May 4)

(via Michelle Twait, Gustavus Adolphus College)

ACRL invites applicants to serve as the ALA representative to the Academic and Research Libraries IFLA standing committee for the 2019- 2023 term. To apply as an ALA representative to IFLA, submit the materials detailed below to Michelle Twait (mtwait@gustavus.edu), CLS Chair, no later than Friday, May 4.

  1. Completed “Request to be Nominated to IFLA” application form:
  2. A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  3. Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements

CLS, CJCLS, and ULS chairpersons will review the IFLA representative applications and make recommendations to the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC). The LRNC will review applications at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2018 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2018.

Please review the detailed guidelines located at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter7#7.2.3.

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at: http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/internationalrelations and http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/intlassocorgconf/iflarepresentatives

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to:

  • Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members;
  • Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Twait (mtwait@gustavus.edu) or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin, mgriffin@ala.org.

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