[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Governance Board

Gordon Daines gordon_daines at byu.edu
Mon Apr 12 13:39:00 EDT 2021

This is a gentle reminder to consider participating in ArchivesSpace governance-nominate yourself or a colleague.. The deadline for nominations is Friday April 23rd.

From: Gordon Daines
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:21 PM
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Subject: Nominations Requested for ArchivesSpace Governance Board

As chair of the 2021 ArchivesSpace Nominating Committee, I seek your nominations of candidates to stand for election for the ArchivesSpace Governance Board representing the Small and Very Large membership levels. The Governance Board is charged with providing oversight for the ArchivesSpace application and community, including fiscal oversight, the approval of development priorities, and oversight of the Technical and User Advisory councils.

We are seeking two candidates for the Small level and one candidate for the Very Large level. (The current incumbent at the Very Large membership level is running for re-election as representative.) The terms for all successful candidates will be July 1, 2021-June 30, 2024. Each newly elected member representative will be eligible to run for a second term, July 1, 2024-June 30, 2027.

Governance Board nominees must be currently employed by an ArchivesSpace member organization in either the Small or Very Large member levels (see the member lists at: http://archivesspace.org/community/whos-using-archivesspace/). A variety of skills, interests, and experience can be useful in furthering the Board's mission, but nominees should ideally have administrative and fiscal oversight experience. As the community for a software application used in many different settings, we seek diverse voices in working to improve ArchivesSpace and support those who use or may benefit from using it. We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and others currently less represented in our governance groups to consider joining us in these important leadership roles.

To submit nominations, including self-nominations, please submit this form at https://forms.gle/m2nN49M34CPgnvci9. Nominees who confirm their interest in standing for election will be requested to supply a formal candidate statement outlining their qualifications for serving on the ArchivesSpace Governance Board (see: http://archivesspace.org/about/governance-board-and-councils/). The Nominating Committee will review all nominations and confirm a slate of nominees with the current Governance Board. An election ballot will be circulated to member institutions in mid-May.

Nominations must be received by 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday April 23rd. Please contact Christine Di Bella,  ArchivesSpace Program Manager, at christine.dibella at lyrasis.org<mailto:christine.dibella at lyrasis.org> or any member of the Nominating Committee with questions.

Thank you for your participation in this important process, which is an essential part of our identity and operations as a community-based software organization.


J. Gordon Daines III
Brigham Young University
Chair, and Governance Board member

On behalf of Nominating Committee members:

Brittany Newberry, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, Chair of User Advisory Council
Trevor Thornton, North Carolina State University, Chair of Technical Advisory Council
Zach Johnson, Vanderbilt University, representing very large membership level
Jacky Johnson, Miami University, representing large membership level
Heidi Buchanan, West Carolina University, representing medium membership level
Patricia Burdick, Colby College, representing small membership level
Yue Ma, Museum of Chinese in America, representing very small membership level
Christine Di Bella (ArchivesSpace Program Manager), ex officio

J. Gordon Daines III
Curator of Research and Instruction Services
Curator of the Yellowstone National Park collection
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
gordon_daines at byu.edu<mailto:gordon_daines at byu.edu>

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