The Nominating Committee's charge is to choose, in accordance with the deadlines prescribed by the executive director of ACRL, a slate of nominees for the each of section's elected officers, vice-chair/chair-elect, secretary, and members-at-large. The work of the committee is confidential until the official slate is announced by ACRL.
The immediate past-chair of ULS is the chair of the Nominating Committee. Three additional ULS members serve on the Nominating Committee. Each member serves through one election cycle, which extends across two years.
Unlike other committees, the Nominating Committee begins its work in the spring, before ALA Annual, so the Nominating Committee is appointed earlier than most other ULS Committees.
ACRL maintains two rosters, one for odd election years and another for even election years.
The Nominating Committee Chair is responsible for posting agendas, minutes, and committee documentation. Access to the committee's ALA Connect site will be granted once the appointment cycle begins. To access, sign into ALA Connect using your regular ALA web site username and password.
Work of the committee occurs outside the conference structure and meetings are held virtually. Attendance to the ALA Annual Conference is not required.
An ACRL staff liaison will contact the committee chair to confirm the list of vacancies and provide a document outlining procedures and the key deadlines. The committee chair then distributes the information provided by the ACRL staff liaison, schedules meetings of the group, and assures that deadlines are met.
Committees use the ULS Promotion Request Form for promotion of committee and discussion group activities via the ULS social media channels and on the web site.