[Metadatalibrarians] OLAC seeking candidates for Vice President/President-Elect & Secretary

Ann Kardos annk at library.umass.edu
Tue Dec 10 09:28:45 PST 2019

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OLAC is a great organization for cataloger of non-print materials of all types: digital resources, video and sound recordings, multimedia, maps, graphic materials, realia and more. We are seeking nominations for the offices of OLAC Vice President/President-Elect and OLAC Secretary. Are you interested in a leadership opportunity where you will learn about the organization from the inside and help shape OLAC's future? Please consider nominating yourself! To become a candidate, any OLAC member can submit a letter of nomination indicating the position for which they wish to run. The letter should include a brief description of pertinent qualifications and professional activities.

All OLAC personal members are eligible to serve and self-nominations are highly encouraged. Not yet a member? Join now! Membership for one year is $40, or two years is $75! Feel free to contact incumbent officers for more information about OLAC or the positions below. If you would like to nominate a colleague, please be sure that person is willing to serve. Members of the Executive Board receive a $100 stipend for attending OLAC Membership meetings during ALA conferences and the OLAC Conference. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2019. Please submit requested nomination materials in electronic form to Jeremy Myntti (Jeremy.myntti at utah.edu<mailto:Jeremy.myntti at utah.edu>).

Vice President/President-Elect

This office is elected annually, with a term beginning in the summer following the ALA Annual Conference, and serves four years: a one-year term as Vice President/President-Elect, followed by one year as President, one year as Immediate Past-President, and one year as Past-Past President. The Vice President performs all duties delegated by the President and presides at meetings and other functions when the President cannot attend. The Vice President is expected to attend the OLAC and Executive Board Meetings while in office and is responsible for any OLAC sponsored programs held at ALA Annual. The Vice President chairs the OLAC Research Grant Committee.

The OLAC President presides at all OLAC Membership and Executive Board Meetings. The President will submit quarterly reports for the OLAC Newsletter, and works closely with the OLAC Executive Board in guiding the operations of the organization.

The Immediate Past President serves as Chair of the Nancy B. Olson Award Committee and as a member of the OLAC Executive Board. The Past President may also be assigned to take on additional projects.

The Past-Past President (adjunct to the Executive Board) serves as the Chair of the Elections Committee.


This office is elected every two years, with a term beginning in the summer following the ALA Annual Conference in the year elected. The next Secretary's term will run from summer 2020 to summer 2022. The Secretary is expected to attend and record the minutes for all OLAC Executive Board, CAPC, and Membership Meetings. The Secretary maintains and disseminates the roster of the Executive Board, past OLAC Presidents, and OLAC appointees. In addition, the Secretary maintains the OLAC Handbook, and helps prepare any corporate reports required by the State of Minnesota.


Ann Kardos
OLAC Outreach/Advocacy Coordinator

Ann Kardos
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Metadata Librarian
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