I’ve enjoyed hearing from so many of you through the ALSC Committee Volunteer Form, and appreciate the choice you have made to engage with our association to contribute to our mission.
I am now wrapping up my last appointments for the year, and in early 2018 ALSC President-Elect Jamie Campbell Naidoo will begin working on spring appointments for our many process committee (i.e. not the award or media-evaluation committees), with terms that start following Annual conference.
Revised Committee Volunteer Form Opens Tomorrow
We have now archived forms previously submitted, and emptied the volunteer database to reopen our revised volunteer form. It includes new questions that will better help us get to know your strengths, and we always encourage you to update your interest at least annually. If you previously submitted a volunteer form and are still interested in volunteering, you should resubmit your form. (The form is now live!–update 11/8.) It is recommended that you submit by Midwinter conference for consideration for a spring appointment.
Join President-Elect Jamie Campbell Naidoo Tomorrow
The volunteer and appointments process is described in detail here; but if you’re interested in chatting directly with Jamie, just RSVP for our free live webinar that airs tomorrow:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12pm Eastern, 11am Central
Did you know ALSC has a myriad of volunteer opportunities, both virtual and in-person and local and national? Learn how to become appointed or elected to a committee, write for the ALSC blog or Children & Libraries, teach a course or webinar, or participate in ALSC activities in your region. Both new and long-term ALSC members will learn something new from this webinar hosted by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, ALSC President-Elect.
This webinar will also be archived with free access for members.
Lots of Ways to Get Involved
The number of volunteers for our committees suggests our organization is in excellent health. While I was not able to offer an appointment to every member, I encourage you to volunteer again, and to look into the many ways you can get involved with ALSC.