AAAL Call for Nominations: Chair-Elect and Learning & Development Committee

The Alberta Association of Academic Libraries (AAAL) is seeking volunteers for the following Executive Committee and Sub-Committee positions, to begin this Spring. 

All staff from AAAL member institutions ( are eligible. We ask that for Executive Committee roles (we accept nominations or self-nominations) that interested candidates include a brief statement of interest in your email.  For Sub-Committee positions, we only require an expression of interest.  

Please forward Executive Nominations and Sub-Committee nominations to Alison Pitcher ( 

The deadline for applications/nominations is Friday, April 29th at noon. 

For a brief description of roles please see below. If you have any questions about the roles, please reach out to Ali Foster (    

Executive Committee Vacancies

Chair-Elect (2-3 year term – first as Chair-Elect, second year as chair, third year as Past-Chair). Responsibilities include: 

  • Call for volunteers for executive and standing committee positions as needed and ensure positions are filled and elections carried out as needed; 
  • Communicate changes to the Executive and Committee roster, including position terms, to the Communications Committee. 
  • Solicit applications for the Professional Development Award and oversee award disbursements

 Sub-Committee Vacancies

Learning & Development Committee – 2 vacancies (2-year term)

The Learning & Development Committee is responsible for coordinating and supporting Professional Development activities for AAAL, particularly planning the professional development portion of the Fall and Spring meetings, including: identifying theme, managing the call for and evaluation of presentation proposals, and arranging keynote presenter(s). 

For a full list of responsibilities for each role/committee, please visit the AAAL Bylaws Page. 

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for considering!

Kind Regards, 

Ali Foster (AAAL Chair) 


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