An online ballot was sent to TLA personal and institutional members in good standing earlier this past month to vote in the 2016 Elections. Voting is open now, and will continue until 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 14, 2016. If you are a TLA member and have not received a ballot or are experiencing difficulties voting, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, we will be electing new officers including: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Executive Secretary.
The candidates for the Office of President include Dr. Francesca Marini from Texas A&M University and Colleen Reilly from Houston Community College. Diana King from University of California, Los Angeles is running for the Office of Vice President. Dr. Beth Kattelman from Ohio State University is running for the Office of Treasurer and Laurie Murphy from New York University is the candidate for Executive Secretary.
This year, there are four seats on the Executive Board up for election, each for a three-year term, from 2017 to 2019.
The candidates include Felicity Ann Brown from University of Maryland, Selena Chau from the Pacifica Radio Archives in California, Kathryn Hujda from University of Minnesota, Helice Koffler from the Shubert Archive in New York, Charlotte Price from Barnard College in NY.
This year’s Nominating Committee was chaired by David Nochimson and consisted of Doug Reside and Tanisha Jones – all 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 14 at 6:45pm. 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. Don’t miss it!