Elections Committee 

The SCASL Elections committee is seeking nominations for the 2021-22 Slate of Officers consisting of President Elect, Secretary, and three Election Committee Member-at-Large positions.  Elections will be held during the March 2021 SCASL Annual Business Meeting.  Nominees must reside and/or work in South Carolina and be members of SCASL. Nominations are due Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

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 - 2021-2022:

  • Plans the SCASL 2022 Annual Conference and selects the major speakers for the 2023 conference.
  • Attends ALA  Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 24-29, 2021 to observe the AASL Chapter Assembly and scout for conference speakers, authors, and vendors.
  • Attends the Launch of New January Event, San Antonio, TX: January 21-25, 2022 to represent SCASL at the AASL Chapter Assembly.

Year Two Duties - President - 2022-2023:

  • Presides over Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meetings.
  • Attends the ALA Annual Conference in  Washington, DC: June 23-28, 2022 to represent SCASL at the AASL Chapter Assembly.
  • Attends the ALA New January Event, New Orleans, LA: January 27-31, 2023 to represent SCASL at the AASL Chapter Assembly.

Year Three Duties - Past President - 2023-2024:

  • Attends ALA Annual Annual Conference, Chicago, IL: June 22-27, 2023
  • Chairs the Elections Committee.
  • Chairs the SCASL 2026 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 Treasurer - serves for two years 
This is an Executive Board of Directors position. The Treasurer maintains the association's budget and financial accounts.

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.  

Chair : Pamela Williams, SCASL Immediate Past President

Committee Members:

  • Elizabeth Graham, Regional Network Director
  • Cynthia Johnson, Longleaf Middle School, Richland Two, Member at Large
  • Randye Polk, Rawlinson Road Middle School, Rock Hill, Member at Large
  • Elizabeth Ryan, Murray-Lasaine Elementary, Charleston District, Member at Large

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 2019 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.

Duties:

  • 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 to Pamela Williams by 11/04/2020. Submit nominations to [email protected]

Updated July 2020