Nebraska Library Association Elections

    NLA is now seeking nominations for several elected positions. At the NLA Board level, we are seeking candidates for:

    • Vice-President/President-Elect: This is a 3-year commitment (President-Elect, President, Past President) with an estimated average workload of 4-6 hours per month, especially during conference planning season. For the 2019-20 year, the position’s responsibilities will be:

        • Attend NLA Board meetings and events, filling the role of President when the current President is unavailable
        • Chair the Professional Development Committee, serving as Program Chair on the 2020 NLA Conference Committee
        • Serve on the NLA Executive Committee
        • Attend the Chapter Leaders Forum at either the 2020 ALA Midwinter or the 2020 ALA Annual conference


    • Treasurer: This is a 2-year commitment with an estimated average workload of 3-5 hours per month, especially in the Fall. For the 2019-20 year, the position’s responsibilities will be:

      • Develop the 2019-20 annual budget
      • Help with the filing of income taxes by the IRS’s extended deadline
      • Ensure that financial records and books are maintained according to all applicable laws, professional standards, and NLA policies
      • Serve on the NLA Executive Committee

    There are also several offices open in our Sections and Round Tables (“Groups”). All Groups are seeking candidates for
    Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, a 3-year commitment that includes service on the Professional Development Committee for 2019-20. This committee has an estimated average workload of 2-4 hours a month, especially during conference season, in addition to any specific responsibilities within Groups.

    Please contact Group leadership for more information on open elected positions and their responsibilities.


    Any active member of NLA is eligible to run for Vice-President/President-Elect or Treasurer. Any active member of both NLA and a Group may run for office within that Group. Please note that membership must be active on May 31, 2019 to be eligible to run.

    Nomination Forms

    All candidates are required to submit a nomination form for each office they are seeking:


    *If running for office in more than one Group, please submit a separate form for each nomination


    • March 13-May 31: Call for Candidates
    • June 1-June 30: Follow up/confirmation with candidates
    • July 1-July 31: Elections page open
    • August 1-August 15: Elections
    • August 15-August 30: Certification of Results and Winners Announced