Announcement to Membership: 2020 North American Elections
The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has continued to have phenomenal leadership over the past year. The leadership, guidance and overall dedication to the Community prove critical to our collective successes. With the upcoming Annual Meeting, it is hard to believe that it is time for elections again! Nominations for the North American Management Board and At-Large Technical Board will be available from January 15 - February 12, 2020 (inclusive).
The Management Board is elected for two-year terms. This year there will be five (5) seats open for the Management Board. To be eligible to run for the Management Board, the individuals shall be at least eighteen (18) years old and be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or representing an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant, but need not be residents of the District of Columbia. An A4L Community Voting Participant Member institution (including associated subsidiaries of an A4L Community Voting Participant) may have at most one representative on the Management Board at one time.
The At-Large Technical Board is elected for a one-year term. There are four (4) seats open for the At-Large Technical Board members. At-Large Technical Board members must be A4L Community Voting Participants or employed by or represent an A4L Community Voting Participant and duly authorized to represent that A4L Community Voting Participant.
You can download the policies and procedures for the Annual Elections as outlined by the Elections Committee on the A4L Community Site here (login required).
For the 2020 A4L Community North American Annual Election process, the following dates apply:
- December 17, 2020: Announcement to membership that elections will occur
- January 15, 2020: Nominations open
- February 12, 2020: Nominations close
- by February 19, 2020: Elections Committee convenes to confirm ballot
- February 25, 2020: Ballot released
- March 10, 2020: Voting closes at 5:00 pm Eastern
- March 11, 2020: Elections Committee convenes to confirm results
- March 18, 2020: Elections results announced during the Interoperability & Privacy Symposium
We will use a virtual election tool and all nominations must be submitted electronically. The Primary Business Contact will be the official vote for each A4L Community Voting Participant, unless a designee is provided. Please contact Penny Murray, to confirm your Primary Business Contact, or organization ‘designee’ for the 2020 NA Elections.
We will send out information to submit your nomination beginning on January 15, 2020. Please consider nominating yourself, asking someone to nominate you or nominate someone else to run for one of these leadership positions within the A4L Community!