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Call for nominations to serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

The MCLS Board of Directors Nominating Committee seeks nominations from the MCLS membership for the following Board openings for 2024-2026: 

  • At-Large Library Representative (Michigan) 
  • Research Library Representative (Michigan) 
  • School Library Representative (Michigan) 

Each seat has a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2024, and expiring Dec. 31, 2026. The Board meets four times per year, in February (Zoom), May, August, and November (each in person), and Board meetings alternate between Indiana and Michigan. The November meeting includes a Board orientation and a two-day strategy retreat to review activity of the previous year, assess trends, and determine strategic changes to MCLS’s services and offerings. Newly elected Board members are asked to attend this year’s annual retreat, Nov. 2-4. MCLS reimburses Board members for all direct meeting expenses. 

The MCLS Board uses the Policy Governance Model developed by John and Miriam Carver. New Board members will receive an orientation to Policy Governance the day prior to the Board retreat (Nov. 2). 

MCLS’s members are also its owners. The Board represents your interests as owners. Through the nominating process, you have the opportunity to put forth the names of those who will participate in the Board’s work to guide MCLS staff as they consider the products, programs, and services MCLS offers. To assist you in nominating candidates, read Section 3 of the Board Policy Manual for an overview of the Board’s work and responsibilities. Under MCLSs Bylaws Section 4.03, only designated Member Representatives or Alternates from MCLS member institutions are eligible to serve on the Board. 

The slate of candidates will be chosen from the nominations, voted on by the current Board of Directors in August, and presented to the membership for election in early September. 

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or wish to submit the name of a nominee, please complete this form. Deadline for submission of names is 5 p.m. Eastern (4 p.m. Central) on Friday, July 21, 2023. If you would prefer to mail your nomination, please send it to: MCLS Nominating Committee, 1407 Rensen Street, Lansing, MI 48910-3657.