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Nomination/Self-Nomination Form for CALA 2015 Election

Dear CALA Members:

According to the CALA Bylaws, Article VI - Section 3 and Article VII - Section 2-5, the Nomination Committee enthusiastically invites your nominations for the following positions for the 2015 CALA general election:
-Incoming Vice President/President-Elect (first year as the 2nd VP; second year as the VP, and third year as the President; one position;

- Board of Directors (3 years; five positions)

Nominations and self-nominations are all welcome and encouraged. The nomination/self-nomination form is available below.  Please refer to CALA Organizational Manual/Officers Handbook at for more information regarding the responsibilities of the CALA selected offices. Nominations and self-nominations can be sent directly to Zhijia Shen, Chair and other members of the Nominating Committee via e-mail. All nominations and self-nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, on Sunday, January 11, 2015 (extended to Friday 2/6/2015). Incomplete or late submission of nomination information will not be considered.

We encourage nomination of Board of Directors to take into consideration the geographical representation. The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and self-nominations to select a list of qualified nominees according to the procedures stipulated in CALA Bylaws. A slate of candidates will be presented to the CALA Board of Directors for approval at the Board meeting during the 2015 ALA Midwinter. The individuals on the approved slate will stand for the CALA election in Spring 2015.

All nominees must be personal members in good standing with a record of participation in the activities and functions at various levels of CALA. If you are not yet a CALA member, you can join CALA first to be nominated. If you have not yet renewed your CALA membership, you will be asked to renew before accepting nomination. CALA elected officers are expected to attend at least one board meeting each year. Absence from two consecutive board meetings without prior written approval from the president will result in the removal from CALA Board.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!


CALA 2014-2015 Nomination Committee (
Jinxiu Guo (GMA)

Leping He (Southwest)

Sharon Hu (Midwest)

Jessica (Zheng) Lu (CA North)

Zhijia Shen (Chair)

Manual Urrizola (CA South)

Minglu Wang (Northeast)

Ying Zhang (Southeast)

Carol GEE, CALA President (Ex officio)


CALA Nomination/Self-Nomination Form

Please complete a separate form for each nominee.

Please provide no more than 250 words each for the biographical sketch and professional statement.  The biographical sketch should include name and title, employment, education, CALA activities, awards/honors, and other professional activities.

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