[globaloutlookDH-l] Call for nominations (please circulate)

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Tue Feb 4 08:38:38 MST 2014

Global Outlook::Digital Humanities is holding elections under its new 
bylaws. In subsequent years, we are supposed to hold our elections in 
January. For this first year, the elections are being held in February.

The new bylaws require an elected executive of 8 members. In this first 
year, all 8 positions are vacant. In subsequent years, half the board 
will come up for election, meaning we'll always have some continuity. 
The executive chooses a chair from among its membership and appoints all 
the officers the organisation requires. The executive is responsible for 
setting policy for the organisation.

Anybody who is a subscriber to globaloutlookdh-l may stand as a 
candidateand/or vote in the election . As always at GO::DH, we are 
really eager to encourage regional, linguistic, economic, and cultural 
diversity among our governing body, so we especially encourage people 
who feel their communities are not reflected in the broader world of DH 
to stand for election.

The elections will follow a two week nomination period. The nomination 
period closes February 15. You can nominate anybody who is a member of 
the globaloutlookdh-l list, including yourself, as a candidate, though 
we ask that you check with your nominee first. Although this is our 
first nomination period, experience at other organisations suggests that 
self-nominations will be the norm rather than the exception.

For this first year, half the people elected to the board will be 
elected to a one year (renewable) term and half will be elected to a two 
year (renewable) term. In submitting nominations, could you indicate if 
you or your nominee would prefer a one or a two year term.

The returning officer for this election is Mia Angelica 
Alcantara-Santiago. Please send nominations to her at 
nominations at globaloutlookdh.org.

Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

+1 403 393-2539

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