Organization Manual: Vice-President/President-Elect

(Sept 2021 version – was still not updated)

The Vice-President/President-Elect presides in the absence of the President and assumes the responsibilities of the President upon the absence, resignation, and/or completion of the term of the President. The Vice-President/President-Elect serving as the Chair of the Nominating Committee and appointing members of the Nominating Committee for the coming year. (See Organizational Manual:  Nominating Committee Chair for more information.) Other duties include acting as Parliamentarian of the Chapter.

In the last months of office, the Vice-President/President-Elect presides over the ILA Annual Planning Session where the following year’s activities are planned and the budget to implement the plans is prepared. 

Schedule of Activities

October

Attend the ILA Annual Meeting and ILA/ACRL Business Meeting for the introduction of candidates. The election of Chapter officers occurs by electronic ballot immediately following the Annual Meeting. The time from the election until assuming the responsibilities of the office on January 1 allows orientation, conversation with the retiring officer, clarification of the activities that are involved, and initiation of planning for the presidential year.

November / December

Attend the ILA/ACRL Executive Board meeting. This meeting is a transitional meeting, attended by old and new Board members, and provides an opportunity to discuss the coming year’s activities with other Officers and Chairs.

Attend the Annual ILA Planning Session held late in the fall.

Additional Executive Board meetings may be called during the year. The Vice-President/President-Elect is expected to attend and contribute appropriately.

January / September

As chair of the Nominating Committee, work with Committee members to fill committee vacancies and identify officer candidates.  (See Organizational Manual:  Nominating Committee Chair for more information.)

October

Attend ILA Annual Meeting and ILA/ACRL Business Meeting.

Solidify the working plans for the Chapter’s activities in the coming year. Plan to chair the ILA/ACRL Forum at the ILA Annual Planning Session.

Continue with Nominating Committee activities.

November

Continue with Nominating Committee activities.

Attend ILA Fall Planning Meeting and chair this meeting. Prepare and submit the ILA Subdivision Proposed Activities and the ILA Annual Conference Program Recommendation forms while at the meeting. (these have gone to an online format/submission process; it’s no longer required to complete them before leaving the meeting – JuliaSalting 2022)

Pass records and the revisions for the Organization Manual to the incoming Vice-President/President-Elect. See that archival materials are transferred to the outgoing Secretary/Treasurer. Write letters of appreciation to key individuals.

Attend the ILA/ACRL Executive Board meeting. This meeting is a transitional meeting, attended by old and new Board members, and provides an opportunity to discuss the coming year’s activities with other Officers and Chairs. The incoming President (retiring Vice-President) assumes responsibility for the transitional meeting and any planning for the coming year. The incoming President collects and oversees revisions to the Organization Manual which are updated electronically by the outgoing officers and Chairs.

December

Articles for the January Catalyst are due two weeks before the first of January. (See Organizational Manual:  President for continuation of responsibilities.)

Special Information

  1. The office of Vice-President/President-Elect is the first year of a three-year commitment that will be followed by a year as President and then Past President/Chair of the Awards Committee.

Vice-President/President-Elect

1976 Kay Elliott, St. Ambrose College

1977 Art Hielkema, Northwestern College

1978 Charles LeMaster, Morningside College

1979 David Martin, University of Iowa

1980 Sister Joan Sheil, Marycrest College

1981 Corinne Potter, St. Ambrose College

1982 Patricia Foley, University of Iowa

1983 Patrick Wilkinson, University of Northern Iowa

1984 Jamie Coniglio, Iowa State University

1985 Elizabeth Kaschins, Luther College

1986 Dorothy Persson, University of Iowa

1987 Theresa Walker, Grinnell College

1988 Patrick Wilkinson, University of Northern Iowa

1989 Jane Kemp, Luther College

1990 Phil Van De Voorde, Iowa State University

1991 Jill Miller, Kirkwood College

1992 Catherine Rod, Grinnell College

1993 Leo Clougherty, University of Iowa

1994 Tina Herb, Kirkwood College

1995 Robert Rose, University of Northern Iowa

1996 Mary McInroy, University of Iowa

1997 Mary Beveridge, Drake University

1998 Chris Neuhaus, University of Northern Iowa

1999 Ed Goedeken, Iowa State University

2000 Jane Campagna, Scott Community College

2001 Rachel Crowley, Morningside College

2002 John Pollitz, St. Ambrose University

2003 Ellen Neuhaus, University of Northern Iowa

2004 Kathy Parsons, Iowa State University

2005 Rebecca Stuhr, Grinnell College

2006 Jean Donham, Cornell College

2007 Mary Heinzman, St. Ambrose University

2008 Brett Cloyd, University of Iowa

2009 Mary Iber, Cornell College

2010 Ryan Gjerde, Luther College

2011 Rebecca Funke, Des Moines Area Community College

2012 Amy Paulus, University of Iowa

2013 Dan Chibnall, Grand View University

2014 Anne Marie Gruber, University of Dubuque

2015 Sara Scheib, University of Iowa

2016 Beth McMahon, Central College

2017 Jennifer Sterling, William Penn University

2018 Julia Salting, St. Ambrose University

2019 Elizabeth Riordan, University of Iowa

2020 Kate Faford-Johnson, University of Dubuque (resigned)