Elections Committee 




The SCASL Elections committee is seeking nominations for the 2019-20 Slate of Officers consisting of President Elect and three Election Committee Member-at-Large positions.  Elections will be held during the March 2019 SCASL Annual Business Meeting at the conference in Columbia, SC.  Nominees must reside and/or work in South Carolina and be members of SCASL. Nominations are due Monday, October 29, 2018.

President Elect: The President Elect is a three-year commitment and requires previous Board of Directors service. Personal membership in ALA and AASL for the duration of your service as an officer is also required.

Year One Duties - President Elect - 2019-2020:

  • Plans the SCASL 2020 Annual Conference and selects the major speakers for the 2021 conference.
  • Attends ALA  Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 20-25, 2019  to observe the AASL Affiliate Assembly and scout for conference speakers, authors, and vendors.
  • Attends the AASL Conference in Louisville, KY, November 14-16, 2019
  • Attends the ALA Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, PA: January 24-28, 2020 to represent SCASL at the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Year Two Duties - President - 2020-2021:

  • Presides over Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings.
  • Attends the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL: June 25-30, 2020 to represent SCASL at the AASL Affiliate Assembly.
  • Attends the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Midwinter Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, January 22-26, 2021 to represent SCASL at the AASL Affiliate Assembly.

Year Three Duties - Past President - 2021-2022:

  • Attends ALA Annual Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 24-29, 2021
  • Chairs the Elections Committee.
  • Chairs the SCASL 2023 annual conference site selection task force.

SCASL Secretary - serves for two years 
This is an Executive Board of Directors position. The Secretary records and drafts minutes of all official business meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and membership.

SCASL Election Committee Member-at-Large: The SCASL Election Committee is responsible for vetting candidates for offices available and the members-at-large for the Election Committee; seeking approval of election slates from the SCASL Board of Directors; and ensuring that the membership is notified of the slates prior to the election. 

Update November 1, 2018: The nomination window has closed. 

Chair : Cathy Jo Nelson, SCASL Immediate Past President

Committee Members:

Function: The Elections Committee makes recommendations for nominees to serve as officers of the Association and to identify future leaders of the Association.

Composition: The Immediate Past President, the Regional Network Director and three elected Member-at-Large positions. The ByLaws were revised and approved at the 2012 SCASL Conference and the first three Member-at-Large positions were elected at the 2013 conference. Members of the Elections Committee will serve a one-year term.

Chairperson: The Immediate Past President will serve as chair of the Elections Committee.


  • Prepares a slate of the following officers for nomination at the annual business meeting: President-Elect, Secretary (every two years), Treasurer (every two years) and three Member-at-Large positions for the Elections Committee.
  • Checks with the Executive Secretary to determine the eligibility of all candidates under consideration.
  • Secures written permission from the nominees to place their names on the slate. The nominees should have read the duties and responsibilities of their offices. Advises candidates for President and President-Elect that they must be members of ALA and AASL.
  • Sends uniform biographical sheets to all prospective candidates. These should be returned to the chairman (with photograph) so that the information can be published in the issue of the SCASL Messenger before the conference.

Nominations due 10/29/2018

Updated November 2018