Many of you know that I am a supporter of ALA. Since first getting involved, I have found it to be a rewarding experience and have met many inspirational colleagues through the organization. I’ve also seen that there are things that need to change to align the organization with the expectations of people today. As such, I’ve advocated for more virtual meetings, online interaction, and flexible ways of doing business.
I’ve been doing this from the different places within the organization that I spend my time: LITA, as the (co)chair of the Distance Learning Interest Group; ACRL, through the Women’s Studies Section Instruction Committee; the Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship, where I learned about how council works; the Emerging Leaders Program, and various other small groups that I’ve rotated on and off.
So this year, when I was asked if I would run for council, I jumped at the opportunity. If you’d like to see the formal information I included on the ballot, other candidates I can vouch for, I have set up a website for the election. I also included the video you can see here:
I believe that the best way to improve ALA is from within the official structure of the organization, and council is an excellent place to work on those goals. Please consider voting for me, and I’ll do my best to make ALA better for you.
If you’re also voting in the LITA and ACRL elections, I have a few candidates I can vouch for there as well:
Kenley Neufeld for Director at Large