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ACRL/CJCLS Nominating Committee

This is a guide for current and potential offers in the Community & Junior College Libraries Section of ACRL

CJCLS Nominating Committee Members

Committee Members 2023-2024

  • Sandy McCarthy, Chair 
  • Lisa Eichholtz
  • Linda Miles 

How to use this guide

Get Involved! Leadership Opportunities 2025 Election

ACRL’s CJCLS (Community and Junior College Libraries Section) seeks four (4) candidates for the 2025 election cycle. Two candidates each are sought to run for Vice-Chair, a three-year total commitment and a Member-at-large position, with a two-year commitment. Both positions will take office on July 1, 2025.

  • All meetings are held virtually and travel to the ALA conference is not required.

  • You must be an active member of the ALA, ACRL Division, and CJCLS section. Membership with CJCLS is free with your ACRL Division membership. You only need to check the box CJCLS in the membership section area. 

CJCLS Vice-Chair / Chair Elect / Past-Chair

The Vice-Chair serves successive one-year terms, first as Vice-Chair, then Chair, and finally as Past-Chair. The Vice-Chair will begin their term after ALA Annual 2025. The successful candidate will represent the section at leadership sessions at the Midwinter and Annual conferences during their term as Vice-Chair and Chair. The position is from July 1, 2025 – June 30, 2028.

Vice-chair candidates might be expected but not required to represent the section at ACRL Leadership Council meetings, which typically take place in conjunction with ALA conferences. They will continue to represent the section at leadership sessions at Annual conferences during their term as vice-chair and chair.

Vice-chair candidates should understand that, if elected, they will assume responsibility for the various administrative duties involved in leading the section, including but not limited to appointing committee members, submitting section meeting room requests for ALA conferences, drafting and distributing executive committee agendas, and submitting the section’s annual Plan for Excellence Implementation Report to ACRL.



Member-at-large is a newly created Executive Committee position. The incumbent's role varies from year to year and might include a special project or appointment to an ad hoc committee or task force. Candidates should be flexible and proactive, volunteering to contribute as opportunities arise. The position is from July 1, 2025 – June 30, 2027.

Attending ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA? Join us at the following ACRL/CJCLS Programs at Check the schedule for room location.

  • Professional Development & Networking event at ALA Annual: Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST

  • Resilient Learning Landscapes: Exploring Post-Pandemic Student Perspectives on Information Literacy, Monday, July 1, 2024, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PST

  • One More Hat: Community College Librarians as AI Leaders on Campus, Monday, July 1, 2024, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST 

The Professional Development & Networking event will offer the opportunity for Community and Junior College librarians to learn about the Community and Junior College Libraries Section of ACRL. It will be an opportunity for the section's committees to give an overview of their charge and for attendees to ask questions.

All nominees must be current members of ACRL Division / CJCLS and have consented to be a candidate. The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2024. Please consider nominating yourself or someone who you think would be a great candidate for a leadership role.

Please complete our nomination form. Questions? Contact CJCLS Nominating Committee incoming Chair Lisa Eichholtz at More information about the positions and CJCLS Governance can be found at Community and Junior College Libraries Section | Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) (

2024 Election Nominations