All ALA members with their communications preference set to receive email from ALA were sent a “Blast Email” from each of the candidates for ALA President today. I’m reproducing mine below as well. Please vote for me!
I write today to ask for your vote as a Candidate for ALA President.
I won’t take much of your time but let me address the question “Why Lisa?”
- I am energetic, passionate, and committed to ALA. I am a life member of ALA and a past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). I have served on committees, working groups, and task forces in multiple divisions, roundtables, etc.
- I have a proven track record of leadership though inclusive practices. I have led strategic planning processes in my own organization as well as in ACRL. My success as Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a result of bringing together stakeholder groups within our distributed library system as well as on campus and across institutions.
- I detail specific action items in my Candidate Statement so that ALA members can hold me accountable to my promise to support greater inclusion and member engagement in ALA.
- I am an advocate for all library workers and commit to being a strong leader for the ALA-Allied Professional Association. I also have a long track record of mentoring LIS students and working with LIS education.
Standing for election for the ALA Presidency is a great honor. I’ve relied on colleagues in ALA at every stage in my career – as an undergraduate student exploring career options, as a graduate student considering LIS specializations, as an information literacy specialist, as a school librarian, and as an LIS educator. I want to give back to the community that has given me so much.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my candidacy with you. For more information, please visit my website (http://lisa4ala.org) and be in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook (http://facebook.com/lisa4ala/) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/lisa4alaprez or https://twitter.com/lisalibrarian).
Thank you for your vote.