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GELA AGM 2022

The AGM packages will be sent out closer to our next AGM, to be held virtually on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6 pm MST.

The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) is seeking self-nominations for the following executive positions:

  • Vice President/President/Past President (3-year term, April 2022 to April 2025)
  • Secretary (2-year term, April 2022 to 2024)
  • Treasurer (2-year term, April 2022 to April 2024)
  • Program Councillor (2-year term, April 2022 to April 2024)
  • Publicity Councillor (2-year term, April 2022 to April 2024)
  • SLIS Student Representative x2 (1-year term, April 2022 to April 2023)
  • MacEwan Student Representative x2 (1-year term, April 2022 to April 2023)
  • Auditors x2

Descriptions of the positions can be found in the GELA handbook.

The GELA Executive meets monthly, with meetings typically lasting between half of an hour to an hour. The time and date of each meeting is negotiated depending on the availability of the executive members. Serving on the GELA Executive offers a valuable opportunity to forge connections with other professionals, contribute to the broader library community, and to gain service, event planning, and leadership experience. Not to mention, it can also be used as an experiential artifact for your Capping Project.

We encourage you to nominate yourself as a candidate for any of the open positions. To do so, please email the chair of the Nominating Committee, Christine Coulson, (gelaedmonton@gmail.com), indicating your position of interest. Please include a short bio (max 200 words) with your email.  Executive positions are open to all members of the Greater Edmonton GLAM community, except for student representative positions. 

The deadline for nominations is 20 March 2021. Nominations received after March 20 will be added to the ballot as nominations from the floor. The election for the Executive positions will be started at the upcoming virtual GELA AGM this April. We implore current or prospective GELA members to consider joining the Executive. Without a reasonable contingent of executive members, it will be impossible for GELA to continue to offer its events and programs, as well as to function as a professional society.

If you have any questions about the above positions or about GELA in general, please email gelaedmonton@gmail.com

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize the lands we meet on as the traditional homelands of Indigenous Peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, and Dene. We acknowledge that these peoples have cared for the land encompassed by the Greater Edmonton area, also called amiskwaciy-wâskahikan by the Cree, and which form part of the Treaty 6 territory. We respect and honour their cultures, languages, traditions and their deep connection to the land.