If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills while acting in a leadership role for the Government Information Division, please consider running for a SLA Division of Government Information Board position this year.
Open positions include:
- Chair-Elect (3-year commitment)
- Director of Membership (1-year commitment)
- Program Director (2-year commitment)
- Secretary (1-year commitment)
Here are the position descriptions:
Chair-Elect. This is a three-year commitment that--especially for the first two years--requires considerable time, energy, and professional leadership talent. In the first year, the Chair-Elect is the Division’s principal Annual Conference planner, and works closely with the Director of Planning to produce DGI’s programs and events for SLA’s Annual Conference. The Chair-Elect also works with the Chair, learning the Division’s various operations. As a member of the “SLA Division Cabinet,” the Chair-Elect attends both the SLA Leadership Summit and the SLA Annual Conference. A stipend ($500 USD for each trip) is available to assist the Chair-Elect in attending the Leadership Summit and the Annual Conference. In the second year, as Chair, this Officer has primary responsibility for managing and administering all of the Division’s activities, and continues to lead the 2013 Annual Conference planning. As Chair, the Officer attends both the SLA Leadership Summit and SLA Annual Conference, leads the Annual Board and Business Meetings, and presents comprehensive reports to the Board and Membership at these meetings. A stipend is available to assist the Chair to attend these ($500 for each - Leadership Summit and Annual Conference). In the third year, as Past-Chair, this Officer has responsibility for DGI fundraising and for the Officer nominations process.
Director of Membership. This is a one-year commitment. The Director of Membership is responsible for leading the work on DGI’s membership initiatives, making arrangements with the Membership Department at SLA Headquarters to receive updates of DGI membership statistics, and the contact information for new DGI members. Either working alone, or with membership committee volunteers, the Director must send a welcome e-mail letter to our new members, introducing them to our Division’s features and benefits. The Director should attend DGI’s Annual Board Meeting at the SLA Annual Conference to report membership data, and to advise the Board about DGI’s ongoing initiatives to identify and recruit potential new members.
Program Director. This is a two-year commitment. The Program Director works closely with the Chair-Elect and is the Division’s principal Annual Conference planner, to produce DGI’s programs and events for the SLA Annual Conference. The Program Director also participates in efforts to fundraise for annual conference programming. The Program Director may also initiate programming or direct DGI members to other government-information related programs of interest outside of annual conference programming.
Secretary. This is a one-year commitment. The Secretary attends the 2012 SLA Annual Conference and at the Conference, attends both the DGI Annual Board Meeting and the DGI Annual Business Meeting and take the meetings’ minutes. The Secretary is responsible for producing a draft of the minutes, incorporating corrections, and getting the final version posted on the Division’s website.
If you are interested in volunteering, but not at this level, there are lots of ways for you to get involved, whether by working as a committee member or jumping in to help out on a one-time basis such as assisting during the annual conference.
If you are interested, please let Marie Kaddell know by Monday, November 1st.