MLStEP Elections: Call for Nominations

The MLStEP officers are pleased to announce the 2018 election call for nominations!

Our Membership Officer, Allison McClanahan, will be accepting nominations until Monday, April 23rd, via a Google Form: LINK HEREThe Google Form will ask you for your name, membership status, which position for which you would like to run, and your statement of interest to appear on the election ballot.
In the past, nominations were also accepted for others, however, this year the officers have decided that we will only be asking for self-nominations. If you think someone would be a good fit for an officer position, feel free to contact them personally and mention it, but I will only be accepting nominations from the individual who will be on the ballot. We appreciate your understanding.
We are accepting nominations for a new Chair, Membership Officer, Programming Officer, Web Technologies Officer, and Chapter Liaisons for each of MLA’s ten regional chapters, and anyone who is an MLS/MLIS student or an emerging professional within the first five years of beginning their career may run for any office.
Descriptions of the MLStEP Officer positions:
  • Acts as a project manager for MLStEP activities
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of MLA’s Career Development and
  • Services Committee
  • Attends the First-Time Attendees’ Reception and Get Involved Session at the annual conference
  • Schedules board meetings and plans meeting agendas
Membership Officer
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of MLA’s Membership Committee
  • Runs membership drive by contacting all ILS departments, music librarians, and schools of music at all ALA-accredited library schools with
  • information about MLStEP
  • Maintains the MLStEP email list and membership data
  • Runs annual MLStEP elections each April
Programming Officer
  • Plans member engagement events at the annual conference
  • Works with Chapter Liaisons to plan member engagement events at regional MLA meetings
Web Technologies Officer
  • Maintains MLStEP website and manages blog content
  • Maintains information about MLStEP accounts (email, archives, social media)
  • Manages and updates MLStEP’s social media
Chapter Liaisons
  • Work with the Programming Officer to plan membership engagement events at local chapter meetings
  • Work with the MLStEP board, advisor, and local chapter chairs to make students aware of internship, volunteer, and other types of music librarianship-related opportunities in their area
If you have any questions about the positions, nomination process, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact Allison at!

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