Vote at the Fall Conference on Proposed Changes to ILA/ACRL By-Laws


The ILA Executive Board has approved proposed by-laws amendments for the chapter. The changes will provide for electronic voting.  The board has worked with the Iowa Library Association Bylaws and Organization Manual Committee to make this vote possible.  To proceed, the ILA/ACRL membership will need to approve these changes at the ILA Annual Business meeting in Des Moines next month. The text of the changes is posted to the ILA/ACRL web site and can be found at:

Brett Cloyd
President, ILA/ACRL

Additional Electronic Voting Information

If the by-laws change to allow electronic voting passes at the ACRL business meeting on October 22, online voting for next year's officers will open Friday, October 23 and will close at Noon on Thursday, November 5, 2009. It will take place on the ILA Website. ILA/ACRL Members will be notified via email when the voting has opened. The email will include a link to the online voting booth and the password.

Prior to the ILA Conference, it is very important that you visit the ILA website and login with your user name and password. If you have never logged in before, login with your first and last name, ALLCAPS, No Spaces (e.g. JANEDOE) and ILA is the password. The system will force you to change the password and you will have the option of changing your user name.

If you prefer, paper ballots will be available on request from Mary Iber, Chair of the Nominations Committee. Request ballots via email at, or mail request to Mary Iber, 51 E. Zimmerman Drive, Fairfield, IA 52556. Paper ballots must be received at the same address by November 5. Results will be tallied and announced by Friday, November 6.

Mary Iber, Chair of Nominations Committee