Elections to BSLS Executive Committee Posts – consider standing!

BSLS Executive Committee Positions

Six positions on the BSLS Executive Committee will be either vacant or up for renewal in April: Chair, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Book Reviews Officer, Member at Large, and Early Career Member at Large. Present incumbents in two of the positions (Treasurer & Early Career Member at Large) are seeking to continue in their roles, but all six posts are open to nominations.

We especially encourage members interested in the four vacating posts: Chair, Membership Secretary, Book Reviews Officer, & Member at Large.

Any member of BSLS is eligible for these posts and can propose themselves or someone else. Each proposed candidate will also need two nominations from members of BSLS, and these proposals and nominations should be sent to the Chair Martin Willis (WillisM8@cardiff.ac.uk) and myself, the Secretary (gjlynall@liverpool.ac.uk). Expressions of interest and proposals should be received by 23rd March at the very latest.

If you have questions about these posts, please do contact me, or any member of the committee. The sections of the Constitution relevant to this process are appended below.

Greg Lynall, Secretary

24 January 2018

[FROM THE CONSTITUTION]

  1. OFFICERS

4.5 The membership of the Executive Committee shall be determined by elections held at the annual general meeting of the society. Members wishing to stand for election should be nominated by two members of the society before the start of the AGM. Where there is more than one candidate for any post, election shall be held by a ballot on the basis of a single transferable vote.
4.6 Members of the Executive Committee shall serve three-year terms of office.

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