If you’re interested in special libraries or information management in pretty much any form, please consider nominating yourself for an officer position in the UW chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) for 2015-2016.
SLA leaders have the chance to network with librarians and information professionals to plan library crawls, information sessions, and panel talks. We partner closely with the regional SLA chapter, allowing us to form relationships with many librarians in the Seattle area. We enjoy close ties to other student organizations and have the invaluable support of our faculty advisor, Laura Dushkes.
Positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer, and Distance Representative. Nominate yourself or someone else at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/aliss/260910 through February 21.
See below for descriptions of the officer positions, and feel free to reach out to any member of SLA-UW if you have any questions!
Chairperson – duties include, but are not restricted to, acting as the official liaison person with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, making contact with local special librarians, acting as a team leader for the officers and leading meetings and function, being responsible for ensuring open communication between organization members, officers, and faculty, and ensuring awareness of local and/or national events, conferences, scholarships, stipend or travel opportunities.
Vice-Chairperson – duties include, but are not limited to, assisting Chairperson in arranging meetings and contacts with special librarians, planning on campus events related to special librarianship (work with the Treasurer to ensure proper funds are available for planned events); and participating in meetings and functions in support of Chairperson and the organization.
Treasurer – duties include, but are not limited to, taking responsibility for organization funds, planning the annual budget, recording expenditures throughout the year, investigating and selecting fundraising opportunities, and acting as liaison with Student Activities Office as required.
Distance Representative – duties include, but are not limited to, acting as the primary liaison between SLA-UW and students in the online MLIS program and providing access to programs that meet the needs and interests of online students when possible.
Secretary – duties include, but are not limited to, keeping the organization’s records; taking minutes at meetings; and making such resources available online for officers in an online repository. Duties also include renewing the SLA-UW email and reregistering SLA-UW as a Registered Student Organization (RSO) every fall.
Publicity Officer – duties include, but are not limited to, producing and posting publicity of SLA-UW activities and maintaining the organization’s visibility within the iSchool community, responding to inquiries to the SLA-UW email account; and coordinating the social media presence for SLA-UW. Duties also include tasks related to maintaining, designing, and developing, and renewing the organizational website, and maintaining the “SLA-UW” and “SLA-UW officers” mailing lists.