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User Group Elections

  • 2020 KLAS Users' Group Vice President Election

    As directed and defined by the most recent update of the Bylaws of the KLAS Users' Group as approved in June 2019, an election to select a new Vice President needs to occur. Therefore, current KLAS Users' Group Officers met to discuss and determine a timeline for such. Below are the relevant dates as approved:

    • June 1 = KLAS Users' Group Vice President Nomination Period Opens
    • June 19 = KLAS Users' Group Vice President Nomination Period Closes
    • June 25 = Vice President Nominee Bios due
    • June 29 = Vice President Nominee Bios Published and Online Voting Period Opens
    • July 17 = Vice President Nominee Bios Published and Online Voting Period Closes
    • July 28 = KLAS Users' Group Officers' Transition Meeting
    • August 1 = Official Installation of new KLAS Users' Group Vice President

    The duties of the Vice President are defined in "Article VI. Officers" of the KLAS Users Group Bylaws include:

    Vice-President: The Vice-President shall serve in a mentoring and leadership capacity to learn about the responsibilities of the Users’ Group, and shall assist the President with designated duties. May be required to perform President’s duties if the President is unavailable. The Vice-President shall also serve on at least one committee outlined in Article VII. The Vice-President assumes the office of President at the end of the term of the standing President in office.

    All names for nominees or questions about the process should be sent to Chandra Thornton (), President, KLAS Users' Group, and Erin Pawlus (), Secretary, KLAS Users Group.

  • 2021 KLAS Users' Group Vice President & Secretary Election

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    As directed and defined by the most recent update of the 2019 KLAS Users' Group Bylaws Update, an election to select a new Vice President and Secretary needs to occur. Therefore, current KLAS Users' Group Officers met to discuss and determine a timeline for such. Below are the relevant dates as approved:

    • May 20 = KLAS Users' Group Vice President / Secretary Nomination Period Opens
    • June 1 = KLAS Users' Group Nomination Period Closes
    • June 4 = Nominee Bios & Headshots due
    • June 7 = Nominee Bios Published
    • June 10 = If only one candidate is nominated for an office the election will proceed at the Users' Group Business Meeting. If more than one nominee for an office, an online election will occur within 30 days after the conference.
    • July 28 = KLAS Users' Group Officers' Transition Meeting
    • August 1 = Official Installation of new KLAS Users' Group Secretary and Vice President

    The duties and terms of office of the Secretary and Vice President as defined in "Article VI. Officers" of the KLAS Users Group Bylaws include:

    Duties:

    Secretary: The Secretary shall take minutes for the Users’ Group business and administrator’s meetings as well as those for other committees unless otherwise provided. The Secretary shall also serve on at least one committee outlined in Article VII.

    Vice-President:The Vice-President shall serve in a mentoring and leadership capacity to learn about the responsibilities of the Users’ Group, and shall assist the President with designated duties. May be required to perform President’s duties if the President is unavailable. The Vice-President shall also serve on at least one committee outlined in Article VII. The Vice-President assumes the office of President at the end of the term of the standing President in office.

    Terms of Office:

    The Vice President is an elected position that serves a term of one year and then becomes the President

    The Secretary is an elected position that serves a term of two years and can stand for re-election at the end of their first two-year term.

    All names for nominees or questions about the process should be sent to Jen Buzolich (), President, KLAS Users' Group, and Michael Lang (), Vice President, KLAS Users Group.

  • 2022 KLAS Users' Group Vice President Elections

    Headshots of Sam Lundberg and Crystal Grimes, KLAS Users' Group VP Candidates.

    Per the recent KLAS Users' Group Meeting, please meet your candidates for the open Users' Group Vice President position. A link to vote will soon be sent to each KLAS organization / library's designated representative. 

    KLAS Users' Group Vice President CandidatesPhoto of Crystal Grimes. She is white with brown shoulder-length hair, wearing glasses and a bright pink shirt. She appears to be in a park or similar setting.

    Crystal Grimes, Customer Service Coordinator, Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library

    Biography: Crystal Grimes is the Customer Service Coordinator for the Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library at the State Library of Oregon. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Western Oregon University and a Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University. Crystal has been at the Talking Book Library since 2012 where she started as a Circulation Technician and has had her current position since 2018. Her current position at the library is defined by customer service, reader’s advisory, and setting up new patron accounts. Crystal is currently serving on two Keystone committees, the Programming Committee and the KLAS Development Advisory Committee (KDAC). In her spare time Crystal loves to read (fantasy is a favorite but she will read anything) and play video games.

    Statement of Goals: I’m very excited to work with Keystone and the User group as Vice-President. A goal that I have is to encourage KLAS users to be active in their own learning and experience using KLAS. I want to promote learning and active participation in the KLAS conferences and on the KLASusers web forum. Since I am on the programming committee, I can also bring forward learning ideas from users and help to bring them into creation. I want to be an active listener to the users because this group has a lot of experience and ingenuity, and it deserves to be shared and recognized.

    A photo of Sam Lundberg. He is white with brown hair and a short beard. He is sitting in an office with a calico cat on the back of his chair.Sam Lundberg, Reader Advisor, New Mexico State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

    Biography: I have been in libraries for nearly a decade now. I cut my teeth on the reference desk in Tippecanoe County Indiana in 2012, before moving to the night shift at Purdue's Library of Engineering and Science. In 2018 I began working at the New Mexico Library for the Blind and Print Disabled as a Reader Advisor and never looked back. I have served on the KLAS Development Advisory Committee since 2019, taking over the KDAC presidency in 2021.

    Statement of Goals: The users group should be proactive in encouraging absolutely everyone to ask questions, experiment with new ideas, and participate in the greater discussion. We've opened up so many new avenues for participation with remote conferences and online conversations and I want to expand upon that progress.

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