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Call for Nominations to Serve on the MCLS Board of Directors

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

At-Large Library Representative (Indiana)
Public Library Representative (Indiana)
Academic Library Representative (Michigan)
Special Library Representative (Michigan)

Please note that incumbent Board Representatives in the four positions are eligible to run for another three-year term.

Each seat has a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2020 and expiring December 31, 2022. The Board meets in-person four times a year, in February, May, August, and November, and Board meetings alternate between Michigan and Indiana. The November meeting includes a two-day strategy retreat to review activity of the previous year, assess trends, and determine strategic changes to MCLS’s services. Newly elected Board members are asked to attend the annual retreat. MCLS reimburses Board members for all direct meeting expenses.

The MCLS Board utilizes the Policy Governance Model developed by John and Miriam Carver. To learn more about Policy Governance, visit their website. New Board members will receive an orientation to Policy Governance prior to the Board retreat.

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 define our Ends and Limits, both of which guide MCLS staff as they consider the following: (1) services that are provided, (2) products that are delivered and (3) programs that are developed. To assist you in nominating candidates, read these sections from the Board’s policy manual (PDF) for an overview of the Board’s work and responsibilities of Board members. Under MCLS’s Bylaws Section 4.03 (PDF), only designated Member Representatives or alternates from MCLS member institutions may be nominated.

The slate of candidates will be chosen from the nominations, voted on in September, and presented to the membership in early October.

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 5pm Eastern on July 12, 2019. If you would prefer to mail or fax your nominations please send them to MCLS Nominating Committee, 1407 Rensen Street, Lansing, MI 48910-3657, fax: 517-394-2096.