ALSC Board

Is Running for ALSC Leadership on Your Bucket List?

Have you ever wondered about the internal workings of ALSC? How are ALSC strategic priorities developed? What the heck does a Fiscal Officer do? Who can serve as a “New to ALSC Board Member”?  What are the responsibilities of Vice President/President Elect? What is the time commitment of ALSC board members? 

Image created by Peter Blenski, Member, ALSC Nominating Committee

The ALSC Nominating Committee wants to help you get answers! We will be hosting a Community Forum on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Noon CST on Zoom to learn more about ALSC leadership roles, the nomination process, and elections. Please save the date. We will share out a link to register very soon. At the Forum, we will have a panel of current and past ALSC leaders who will share their experience in ALSC governance. Bring your questions! The session will be recorded if you can’t attend, but we encourage you to attend live on June 5, Noon CST (1 PM ESt/11 AM MST/10 AM PST). 

We also want to learn if you or someone you know would be an excellent candidate for ALSC leadership. Whether you (or a colleague) have been involved in ALSC for years or you are new to to the Association, you can indicate your interest on the ALSC Informal Nomination Form. Putting your or a colleague’s name on the form is not a commitment to run. If you are planning to run for Board this year, running for President is a far-off dream, or you want to encourage a colleague to take the next step fill out the form and the Nominating Committee will reach out with more information.

And while we have you, running for an ALSC leadership position is not only a great professional opportunity and resume-building experience. It is a wonderful way to meet dynamic and inspiring colleagues, and develop life-long friendships. It is also a great way to show you want to be more involved in ALSC and may lead to many opportunities! So add standing for election to your ALSC bucket list! 

Today’s blog post was written by Rachel Payne, coordinator of Early Childhood Services at Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, NY, on behalf of the  ALSC Nominating and Leadership Development Committee – 2023-24. She can be reached at

This post addresses ALSC Competency VII. Professionalism and Professional Development.

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