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SLA 2015 Call for Volunteers

A message from SLA’s incoming president Jill Strand.

Help shape the future of SLA. Volunteer now!

As incoming president of SLA, one of my first tasks is to appoint members to SLA’s councils and committees. This year there are vacancies to fill at a variety of levels (chairs and members) and in a range of subject areas (bylaws, diversity, and online content, to name a few). There’s something to appeal to everyone!

Lots of people have told me they’re interested in becoming more involved. Getting involved in SLA leadership can help you develop new skills, build experience for your resume (CV), and make new contacts.

How to apply: Tell me what contributions you’d like to make at both the association and unit (chapters, divisions and caucuses) levels by completing a volunteer form and indicating the roles in which you’re interested.

There are separate forms for committees/councils and units. Each form provides details on the level and number of vacancies along with links to Web pages for the committees and councils. There is also a comments box, and it would be helpful if you could specify your skills and/or experience (or those you wish to acquire) that are relevant to your choice(s).

The deadline for completing the form is October 17.

What happens next: I’ll be reviewing the forms with the help of a small team of members. During November and December, I’ll be contacting members who completed forms to ask them to take on committee and council roles. Those who express an interest in volunteering for units will have their details forwarded to the appropriate unit for consideration and response.

Remember: Volunteering helps both SLA and you. Sign up today!

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