SLA Trustee nomination example form
The Board is responsible for the strategic planning and decision-making which take the Association forward. Being elected by your peers to serve on the Board carries lots of benefits and most headteachers recognise the enhancement of your professional status that this brings.
As the SLA is both a company and a charity board members are registered trustees (as a Registered Charity: 313660 in England and Wales, SC039453 in Scotland), and also Directors of the SLA as a Company limited by Guarantee, (registered in England no. 552476).
Every board member is also a member of a sub-group which focuses on specific SLA outputs.
Any SLA member can become a Trustee/Director. We try to make sure the board reflects the range of sectors, regions and experience, so it is important that members get involved.
We will advertise any vacancies as widely as possible as we want our board to represent a wide range of opinions, viewpoints and experiences.
A Chartered Librarian, Lesley is currently Librarian at a small British International School in Germany with responsibility for a library serving children of all ages. She was Chair of SLYA 2018, was on the judging panel for the CILIP/YLG Carnegie/Kate Greenaway Award 2009-10 and the SLA Information Book Award from 2010-2015. In her previous school she helped to design a new library which was shortlisted for the SLA Inspiration Award.
A recently retired school librarian with nearly 30 years' experience and a Fellow of CILIP, Sue's many roles include managing large library departments and staff and the development of library services across primary and secondary schools. She has been a passionate advocate of reading for pleasure and digital and information literacy across the curriculum. Chair of SLYA 2018, SLYA Honour List 2010 and Chair of SLA Central and East Berkshire 2010-14, she is also a BBC 500 words judge and a judge for the Branford Boase Award 2020.
Agnès is a former secondary school teacher and is now Senior Librarian for School, Children and Young People's Services at East Lothian Council. She is responsible for the children and young people's portfolio for public libraries and services to schools and school librarians. She is a Past Chair of CILIP YLG and the Carnegie Greenaway Award.
Stephen is currently School Librarian at The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover. He also undertakes many pastoral roles at this non-selective state boarding school. Stephen has worked in library services since 2005 and is a Past Chair of SLA Kent branch. He has previous experience in Retail Management, Sales, Exports and Logistics.
Lucas is the Librarian at Glenthorpe High School in Sutton and has been working with teenagers in libraries for over ten years. He writes for the Book Riot website and is the creator of #BooklingsChat podcast, a student-led podcast from Glenthorne High School. Lucas was the UK School Librarian of the Year in 2017.
Amy is the Librarian at Corby Business Academy and has a natural rapport with the young people she works with. She believes learning best takes place when the library is seen as fun, friendly and vibrant and is an innovative and enthusiastic organiser of events and rewards in her library. Amy was the UK School Librarian of the Year in 2016.
We will be looking for members with enthusiasm and commitment to stand for election to the upcoming vacant positions as they become available.
Being on the Board means you will legally be a Trustee/Director of the SLA. If successful you will be required to sign the Trustee Declaration Form at the bottom of the page.
The nomination process for the next new board members will be announced in 2020 for 2021. Due to a busy period of Trustee recruitment there are no vacancies on the board in 2020.
Fill out the nomination form, and submit it by the closing date
After the closing date, we open the nominations, and should we have received more applications than there are places available SLA members vote to decide.
If no vote is needed the SLA will contact you to let you now you've been successful. If a vote is needed, this is opened and remains open for about a month. The results of the vote are counted and nominees are informed whether they have been successful.
In June you will join the board, and take up a role in the planning and strategy.