Dear members of the TEI community,
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board (4 positions available) and Technical Council (5 positions available). Following the recent revision of the bylaws, 5 positions are vacant on the Council and 4 positions are available on the TEI-C Board. Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30, 2014. The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members’ Meeting in October 2014.
Nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board or Council.Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected, they will be willing to serve. Example candidates’ biographies from a previous election can be found at <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml>.
- The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for which travel subsidies are available. We are seeking 4 new members, 3 of which will be elected for 2 years and 1 for one year only. The duration of the term will be determined by the number of votes attributed to each candidate, as decided at the Members’ Meeting 2013.
- The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages. Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be able to commit to ongoing work during the course of the year. We are seeking 5 new members.Once we will receive a nomination, the named person by September 15, 2014 will be asked to:– formally accept the nomination– provide a biography and a statement of purpose. Candidates may wish to indicate whether they can expect institutional support for their service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).All nominees, regardless of their origin, should be reminded very strongly that members of the Board and Council are expected to participate actively in the discussion, activities, and meetings of their respective body.For more information on the Board, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/About/board.xml>.For more information on the Council, including a list of current members, please see: <http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Council/index.xml>.Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.Thank you,Elena Pierazzo, chair of the 2014 TEI nominating committee