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PLD Call for Nominations

Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tammy Schoenberg
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If you've thought about getting more involved with MLA, now's your chance.

Do you want to help shape what programs are offered?
Do you have resources to share with library staff statewide to help them better perform?
Do you want to gain project management skills?
Do you want to work with librarians around the state to promote the development of public library services in Minnesota?

You can do all this and more with a relatively small commitment by becoming part of the Executive Committee of the Public Library Division of the Minnesota Library Association! The Board meetings are virtual so don't let distance dissuade you. If you're already involved in MLA please consider encouraging a colleague or staff member to get more involved.

PLD is currently seeking nominations for a Member-At-Large, Secretary, and Chair-Elect (see below for more details).  If you are interested in nominating yourself or another, please contact Angie Petrie, current Chair-Elect by October 27th.  If you have any questions about the open positions please feel free to contact the current PLD Board via email.

Thank you for your consideration and for your involvement in the MLA.

Angie Petrie
Chair-Elect PLD
Minnesota Library Association


Potential programs and activities for 2019:

  • PLD Day (April 12)
  • PLD Facebook page updates
  • Strengthen the Division by reaching out to members
  • Meet up with PLD members visiting your area
  • Organize a meet up for members
  • Host or sponsor an MLA conference presentation
  • MLA business meeting

Pertinent information from the PLD Bylaws

Section 4.  The position of Chair-elect, Chair and Past Chair form a trilogy of sequential offices, each held for one year, and cannot be elected for two consecutive terms.  The Secretary and Members-at-Large shall hold office for two years and cannot be elected for two consecutive terms.  One Member-at-Large shall be elected each year.

Section 5.  CHAIR.  It shall be the duty of the Chair to preside at all meetings of the Division, to enforce all the laws and regulations relating to the administration of the Division, to appoint committees, to lead the nomination and election process, to fill permanent vacancies on the Executive Committee by appointment and to perform any other duties pertaining to this office.  The Chair shall call meetings of the Executive Committee as deemed necessary.  The chair shall attend meetings of the MLA Board of Directors and fulfill duties as a MLA Board member (see MLA Board Member job description).

Section 6.
  CHAIR-ELECT.  In the absence of the Chair, it shall be the duty of the Chair-Elect to perform all duties of the Chair. The Chair-Elect shall serve one year, assuming the position of Chair the following year. The Chair-Elect shall coordinate PLD’s participation in the Minnesota Library Association’s Annual Conference.

Section 8. 
 SECRETARY. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to record all the minutes of all business meetings of the Division; to prepare such correspondence as the Chair shall direct; to maintain files of the minutes and correspondence; to distribute announcements of the meetings to membership; and to send approved minutes of the Division’s meeting to the Executive Director of the Minnesota Library Association or their designate for inclusion on the PLD website.

Section 9. MEMBERS-AT-LARGE. It shall be the duty of the two Members-at-Large to attend Executive Committee meetings; and to perform such duties as the Chair shall direct.


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