OLAC is seeking nominations for the offices of OLAC Vice President/President Elect and OLAC Treasurer/Membership Coordinator. Anyone interested in a challenging leadership position and an opportunity to learn about the organization from the inside should submit a letter of nomination indicating the position for which he or she wishes to run. It 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. For those who wish to nominate an OLAC colleague, please be sure that person is willing to serve. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the OLAC Membership meeting held at the 2011 ALA Midwinter meeting.
OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Vice President/President Elect:
This office is elected annually and serves four years: a one-year term as Vice President, followed by one year as President, one year as Immediate Past President, and one year as Past Past President. S/he performs all duties delegated by the President and presides at meetings when the President cannot attend. The Vice President/President Elect is expected to attend OLAC Membership and Executive Board meetings (held during ALA conferences) while in office. The Vice President is also responsible for the OLAC Program at the ALA Annual Conference, should OLAC decide to sponsor a program.
The OLAC President presides at all OLAC Membership and Executive Board meetings, is or appoints OLAC's Observer to the OCLC Members Council, submits quarterly reports for the OLAC Newsletter , and works closely with other members of the OLAC Executive Board in guiding the operations of the organization.
The Immediate Past President serves as Chair of the OLAC Awards Committee and as a member of the OLAC Executive Board. The Past Past President serves as Chair of the Elections Committee.
The incumbent of this office serves a two-year term, with the election being held in years alternating with that of the office of Secretary. The next Treasurer’s term will extend from summer 2009 to summer 2011. The Treasurer attends all Membership meetings and must meet the same attendance requirements as the Vice President/President Elect. The Treasurer is responsible for the overall financial concerns of OLAC. S/he reviews the OLAC budget, submits financial statements at the OLAC Executive Board meetings and for the OLAC Newsletter, handles OLAC funds, and maintains records of all sources of income and payments disbursed. The Treasurer is also the OLAC Membership Coordinator. As such the Treasurer is responsible for keeping an accurate, current list of OLAC members and maintaining the database of the OLAC membership directory.
Members of the Executive Board receive a $100 stipend for attending OLAC Membership meetings during ALA conferences. Anyone who wishes to run for either of these positions should submit a brief description of their qualifications and professional activities in time for them to be printed with the ballot. The deadline for this information is December 31, 2010.
Please submit all requested nomination materials in electronic form to:
Chair, OLAC Elections Committee
CALL FOR CAPC PARTICIPATION
OLAC’s Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) is seeking applicants for full member and/or intern positions with terms beginning after the ALA Annual Conference in July 2009. Members serve a two-year term; interns serve a one-year term. Qualifications for each are as follows: 3 years of current audiovisual cataloging experience or the equivalent; evidence of regular interaction with online cataloging systems or demonstrable knowledge of such systems. Most CAPC business is conducted during the ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual conferences. Candidates for appointment to CAPC positions must be willing to commit time and funds as necessary to attend these meetings.
If you are interested in applying for a CAPC position, please send a letter detailing your qualifications and your resume to Robert Freeborn by January 3, 2010. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Appointments will be made by ALA Midwinter 2010.
Music/AV Cataloging Librarian
Cataloging and Metadata Services Dept.
126 Paterno Library
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-1808
(814) 954-0059 (voice)
(814) 863-7293 (fax)