Call for Nominations for ALPS Exec 2013-2014

Dear Colleagues,

 We are currently seeking nominations for 3 positions for the ALPS Executive for 2013/2014:

  • Chair-elect (2 year term: 1st as chair-elect, 2nd as chair)
  • Continuing education coordinator (2 year term)
  • Recording secretary (1 year term)

Chair-elect (2 year term: 1st as chair-elect, 2nd as chair)

The chair-elect’s main duties are to assist the chair in planning the annual December meeting, to recruit members of the executive and to assist in any other events organized by ALPS. The Chair for 2013/14 is Sarah Stang from the University of British Columbia—Okanagan Campus.

Continuing education coordinator (2 year term)

The continuing education responsibilities are shared between two executive members for a two year term.  Each continuing education coordinator is elected on alternating years. Responsibilities include serving on the BCLA conference program committee, liaising with the BCLA continuing education committee, coordinating events with the BCLA group at SLAIS, and organizing continuing education activities throughout the year. The continuing education coordinator who will work with you, in the 2nd year of her term, is Aleha McCauley from the University of British Columbia.

Recording secretary (1 year term)

The recording secretary is responsible for taking minutes at executive and ALPS membership meetings, updating the ALPS website and social media outlets, and coordinating the content of the Yodeler on the BCLA Browser.


The ALPS executive meets once a month, mostly via teleconference/online meeting software, coordinates 2-3 events, and a range of other activities.  We warmly welcome representation from outside the Lower Mainland and have found this has worked well to meet via teleconferencing and online meeting software.

If you would like to stand for one of these positions, please send Tara Stephens ( your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and position of interest, by APRIL 17, 2013.  If you know someone who would be a great candidate, please encourage them to put their name forward! If more than one nomination is received for any of the positions, the ALPS membership will vote on their choice of candidate. Otherwise, the nominated individuals will be elected by acclamation at the ALPS Annual General Meeting, during the BCLA conference Saturday May 11, 2012 at 12:15pm-1:15pm, in Westminster 3.


Tara Stephens

ALPS Chair



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