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Call for Nominations: ALPS Executive 2009/10

Are you interested in meeting new people, and getting more involved with the academic library community? Is there some great idea you’d like to develop, or an innovative program you’d like to help organize? If so, consider serving on the ALPS executive! We are currently seeking nominations for 3 positions:

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. This year’s chair-elect, and next year’s chair, is Katherine Miller at UBC.

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 planning 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 Nicole Aerts at Royal Roads University.

Recording secretary (1 year term)

The recording secretary is responsible for taking minutes at executive and ALPS membership meetings, updating the ALPS website and Facebook page, and coordinating the content of the Yodeler, both in the BCLA Browser and on the Yodeler blog (http://alpsyodeler.wordpress.com).

The ALPS executive meets about 6 times a year, mostly via teleconference, and coordinate 2-3 events, and a range of other activities. If you would like to stand for one of these positions, please send Ophelia Ma (oma@uvic.ca) your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and position of interest, by APRIL 6, 2009. 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 be given the opportunity to vote on their choice of candidate. Otherwise, the nominated individuals will be elected by acclamation at the ALPS Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 18th.


ALPS Award for Outstanding Service: Call for Nominations

Established in 2002, the ALPS Award for Outstanding Service is presented to an academic public service librarian, or team of same, whose outstanding service has made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues.


This year, the award will be presented at the BCLA Conference awards reception, where conference attendees can honour BCLA award winners for their significant achievements. The reception will be held from 7pm to 11pm on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Hilton Metrotown in Burnaby, BC. ALPS will also publicize the award winner in appropriate media and in a letter to the award winner’s institution.


The awards committee welcomes all nominations for this award. Nominations will be accepted until February 27, 2009, and should be e-mailed to Todd Rowlatt at trowlatt@vcc.ca . The nomination form is available here: http://www.bcla.bc.ca/ALPS%20award/ALPS_Nomination%20Form_2009.pdf


Nominees or their institutions are required to be BCLA members.

Please be sure to include the following:

name of nominator

name of nominee

project or reason for nomination

contact information for nominator in case we need to follow up


Criteria for nomination could include:

Demonstrated (through example and/or statistics) impact on students, colleagues or the library

Demonstrated collaboration with colleagues or other institutions

Worthy of inspiring similar efforts within the profession

The 2008/09 ALPS Awards Committee is:
Colleen Bell (University of the FraserValley)

Paula Farrar (University of British Columbia)

Janis McKenzie (Simon Fraser University)

Todd Rowlatt (Vancouver Community College)


 Submitted by: Todd Rowlatt, Vancouver Community College Library

Join the ALPS E-mail List and Facebook Group

The BCLA ALPS e-mail list and Facebook group are open to all.  Join up to learn more about news and events of interest to academic public service librarians across the province — and beyond!  

Details about how to sign up for the e-mail list are available here: http://www.bclibrary.ca/listservs/bcla/

And Facebook members can view and join the group by searching for us by name (i.e. “BCLA ALPS”).

Submitted by: Katherine Miller, ALPS Incoming Chair, UBC Woodward Biomedical Library