2019-2020 Board nominations

Serving on the AAPL Board of Directors is a rewarding experience and will not only enrich your resume but will help you grow as a leader and as a team member. You will build valuable networks and broaden your connections with AAPL colleagues across the country. The time commitment amounts to a minimum of one board conference call and one committee conference call per month.

If you are an AAPL member and interested in serving on the AAPL Board of Directors, we hope you will nominate yourself. You may also nominate a qualified colleague. Please complete the nomination form.  Board job descriptions and detailed submission instructions are on the form.  Nominations are due by March 29, 2019.

AAPL Board Nomination Form

Timeline

  • March Call for Nominations
  • April Review Nominations/Contact Nominees
  • May Voting by Membership

Identification of Nominations Committee Members

According to the AAPL Bylaws, the Nominations Committee shall be chaired by the Immediate Past President of AAPL and consist of at least two additional members: one current board member other than the President and one past member-at-large not currently on the Board.
Action item: Identify committee members by the end of February.

Call for Nominations

The AAPL Membership shall receive an official Call for Nominations to either self-nominate or nominate their peers for a position on the AAPL Board of Directors. The Call, going out in early March, shall consist of nomination form and will remain open for one month.

Vetting

The Nomination Committee will vet proposed candidates by:

  • Reviewing the nomination form to determine:
    • Self-nomination or nomination by peer
    • Identification of which position each nominee has checked
    • Review of the State and Facility of each nominee to determine if there are any conflicts with the current Board or other Board nominees to ensure the Bylaws are followed
    • Verification that a headshot and 200-word maximum bio was submitted with the nomination form
  • Contacting each nominee to confirm they accept the nomination (for those nominated by a peer). Be prepared to provide a job description for the board position for which they were nominated.
  • Committee shall collectively create a Slate of Candidates for the current Board of Directors once each nominee has been fully reviewed, accepted the nomination, and cleared the vetting process, and has met the criteria of attending at least two AAPL educational events.
  • Slate of Nominees will be presented to the Board of Directors for the May Board Meeting (2nd Monday of the month). Board to approve the slate.

Voting

The Slate of Candidates will be announced to all AAPL members through email with an attachment to their biographical/personal statements prior to May 15. Candidate statement will also be posted on the AAPL website.

An electronic survey will be delivered to all AAPL members in good standing who are eligible to vote. This survey will list all open board positions and candidates in alphabetical order per position. The survey shall indicate:

  • When a candidate is running unopposed
  • Number of candidates per position for which a member may vote (for example, Please Vote for Two Directors)
  • Voting deadline, which shall be one month after the stated date for the election

President Elect: (3-year term; automatically rises to President and the Past President)
The President-Elect shall fulfill the duties of the President at the request of the President or in the absence or inability of the President to act. When so acting, he or she shall have the powers of the President. This officer will subsequently serve the following 2 years as President and the Past President. Prior AAPL Board of Director experience is required for this positon.

Secretary: (2-year term) (ODD YEARS)
The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping accurate records of the proceedings of all meetings of the Association, in conjunction with staff at AAPL Headquarters. The Secretary shall serve all notices in due time and order to the membership, and be the official custodian of all matters of record. The Secretary shall maintain a current copy of the Bylaws and a current membership list. The Secretary shall present to the Board of Directors all communications and shall attend to all correspondence of the Association under the direction of the President.

At-Large Directors:
[3] At-Large Director positions will serve on the AAPL Board. They are responsible for participating in all board meetings and association activities. It is understood that chairing a minimum of [1] committee is a responsibility of this position.








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