An online ballot was sent to TLA personal and institutional members in good standing this past week to vote in the 2014 Elections. Voting is open now, and will continue until 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 17, 2014. If you are a TLA member and have not received a ballot or are experiencing difficulties voting, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, there are four seats on the Executive Board up for election, each for a three-year term, from 2015 to 2017. The candidates include Diana King from University of California, Los Angeles and Doug Reside from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, who are both running for re-election, as well as new candidates Genie Guerard from University of California, Los Angeles, Tanisha Jones from The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Joseph Tally from American Conservatory Theater, and Lisbeth Wells-Pratt from University of Georgia.
President Nancy Friedland from Columbia University and Vice President Angela Weaver from University of Washington are also running for re-election, each for a two-year term, from 2015 to 2016.
This year’s Nominating Committee was chaired by Kenneth Schlesinger from Lehman College, CUNY, and consisted of Susan Brady from Yale University, David Nochimson from The New York Public Library, and Kevin Winkler from The New York Public Library.
The election results will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on October 17 at 5:30pm. The Business Meeting provides membership with the opportunity to learn more about the activities of the association, meet fellow members, ask questions and be engaged. Paper ballots will be available for those members who were unable to vote online. The Business Meeting is only the beginning of the evening. It will be followed by TLA’s Annual Awards Ceremony, featuring the presentation of the TLA Book Awards, the Louis Rachow Distinguished Service Award, and the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship, and a special panel discussion, Women in Film: Research, Digital Preservation and Access. More details will be forthcoming about this exciting program. Don’t miss it!