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2024 Elections: Announcement to Membership

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has continued to have phenomenal leadership over the past year. The leadership, guidance and overall dedication to the Community prove critical to our collective successes… it is hard to believe that it is time for elections again!  Nominations for the International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group and North American Leadership Group will be available from March 6-28, 2024 (inclusive).

International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group (ITP-LG): The At-Large International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group is elected for a two-year term. There are a maximum of four (4) seats open for At-Large International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group members. At-Large International Technical & Privacy Leadership Group members must represent the interests of the International Project Teams. A4L Community Voting Participant Member institutions (including associated subsidiaries of an A4L Community Voting Participant) may have at most one elected representative on this Leadership Group at one time.You can download the policies and procedures for the ITP-LG Annual Elections as outlined by the Elections Committee on the A4L Community Site here.

North American Leadership Group (NA-LG): The North America Leadership Group is elected for two-year terms. This year there will be seven (7) seats open for the North America Leadership Group. All Association Members or their designee(s) in good standing shall be eligible to serve on any Leadership Group. An A4L Community Voting Participant Member institutions (including associated subsidiaries of an A4L Community Voting Participant) may have at most one representative on this Leadership Group at one time.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the Leadership Groups were created as ‘new’ groups, tenure and terms were reset upon the creation. Time served previously on the North American Management Board or SDPC Governance Board does not count toward terms on the North America Leadership Group.

You can download the policies and procedures for the NA-LG Annual Elections as outlined by the Elections Committee on the A4L Community Site here.

For the 2024 A4L Community Annual Election process, the following dates apply:

•  February 28, 2024: Announcement to membership that elections will occur

•  March 6, 2024: Nominations open

•  March 28, 2024: Nominations close

•  April 2, 2024: Elections Committee convenes to confirm ballot

•  April 9, 2024: Ballot released

•  April 23, 2024: Voting closes at 5:00 pm Eastern

•  April 25, 2024: Elections Committee convenes to confirm results

•  April 30, 2024: Elections results announced during the PESC-A4L Summit

We will use a virtual election tool and all nominations must be submitted electronically. The Primary Business Contact will be the official vote for each A4L Community Voting Participant, unless a designee is provided. Please contact Penny Murray, Community Director, to confirm or change your Primary Business Contact for the 2024 Elections.

We will send out information to submit your nomination beginning on March 6, 2024. Please consider nominating yourself, asking someone to nominate you or nominate someone else to run for one of these leadership positions within the A4L Community!

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