2017 Election for Web Archives Section

The ballot for the 2017 steering committee election has been posted.  The ballot includes changes to the standing rules for the section.

The proposed changes to the standing rules streamline the Steering Committee structure by eliminating the Past Chair and Best Practices/Toolbox Committee as prescribed positions. These changes to do not prevent the immediate past chair from participating in the Section after their term (to complete or handoff a project) nor does it prevent the Chair or Vice Chair/Chair Elect from forming an ad hoc group as necessary to address needs related to best practices or tools in the field. The goal of these changes to is to make roles and responsibilities clearer, to reduce the burden of work for potential candidates for Vice Chair/Chair Elect, and to focus the work of the Steering Committee.