Tuesday 11 March 2014

ALIA Board Elections 2014

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This post is essentially for current members of ALIA, but anyone in the library and information sector may be interested in learning more about the people hoping to lead the association which advocates for our industry.

This year there are four Director positions to be filled on the Board of ALIA, and an interesting crop of nine have nominated. Voting opened today - all members should have received an email from CorpVote with details. Voting closes 9 April.

So where to start, if you want to make an informed choice? The Board Elections page on the ALIA website should be your first stop, followed by a read-through of the candidate information.

Then, to really get to the heart of some big issues for ALIA and the sector, check out the ALIA New Grads blog and Hugh Rundle's information flaneur blog to see the candidate's views. Between them, the two blogs cover issues such as improving ALIA, open access for ALIA publications and LIS education. Both raise some excellent questions about professional development.

For updates, you can also follow the hashtag #aliavotes on Twitter and add your two cents' worth.

Then go and vote!

Amy Croft
Co-Convenor, ALIA Sydney

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