Executive Board elections

Executive Board elections | Election 2023

The IASA Election Process is governed by the IASA Constitution. Please first read the following:

By-laws to the appointment of the Executive Board especially sections 32-38; and By-laws to part 3: Executive Board, sections 3a-3g.

Candidates applying for an Executive Board office shall, as a rule,

1. Have professional experience in the archiving business and, as they will represent the Association if elected, a good standing and reputation.

2. Be IASA members in good standing and should also be able to commit to attending all or most IASA conferences for the term.

3. Take into account that their commitment will last for three years at least (for presidents six years). For that term, they shall assure that they are ready to dedicate a considerable time for the business of the Association without any compensation by the Association. In the case they work for an institution they shall assure that, at the time of their application, they have their institution's support and backing to hold that office and to use the institution's infrastructure to an indispensable extent, if appointed. Otherwise, they shall ensure that they will provide themselves with the needed equipment.

4. Disclose their ability to pay for travel and accommodation expenses. Before applying, candidates should approach their institutions regarding the financial commitment required to be on the Board and indicate on their application the level of support their institution or they personally, are able to provide. While IASA prefers that applicants receive as much assistance as possible from their institutions, as it enables the organization to put resources into other activities, it also recognizes that many applicants may have financial constraints. Therefore, in certain cases, IASA will provide support for the mid-year meeting and other meetings for Board activities.

5. Shall have sufficient knowledge in English enabling them to negotiate with representatives of other associations, organisations and institutions.

6. Shall include a biography to their nomination from which the voting members may form an impression to their mind of the aptitude of the nominees. These biographies are part of the electoral list to be sent to the membership.

7. Those candidates applying for president will be favoured who, additionally, hold managerial posts within an archival institution and are used to making decisions and having good contacts to any other archival institutions, governmental and/or non-governmental organisations, commercial/industrial companies and other authorities.

8. The Nomination Committee is obliged to examine the candidates' nominations in time. If a nomination does not correspond to these guidelines, then the Nomination Committee shall call the candidate's attention to that and ask her/him for a statement. The Nomination Committee is, however, not permitted to decline nominations.