Dear RUSA Members,
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is holding a special election this summer to elect a new RUSA president-elect/vice-president. This election will be held online in ALA Connect and is open now. The poll to cast your vote for a new president-elect/vice-president is in the RUSA Division Group in ALA Connect here: http://connect.ala.org/node/243828. Please vote for no more than one candidate by Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00pm CT.
To vote online, you will need to login, using your ALA login. If you have any problems logging in, please call the ALA Member and Customer Service Center at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5.
Members with disabilities may obtain a paper ballot by contacting the RUSA office: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those without Internet access at home or at work can easily access the election site by visiting their local public library (or in many instances, academic or school). To be eligible to vote, individuals must be current members in good standing of RUSA.
Biographical information for and statements from each candidate can be found here: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2015/08/14/nominees-for-rusa-president-elect-summer-2015/.
The RUSA Nominating Committee nominated candidates from among the general membership for the position of president-elect/vice-president. Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee, and have petitioned successfully to run, are also eligible to stand for election and appear on the ballot.
For more information on why we are holding this special election, please see the message from Anne Houston, RUSA President, here: http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2015/07/08/rusas-plan-for-continuity/.
Please feel free to contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA