The NETSL Executive Board is committed to promoting and supporting technical services activities in New England. Board members plan and present the annual NETSL Spring conference. The Board also develops programs for the NELA Annual conference, presents the annual NETSL Award for excellence in technical services, and promotes technical services throughout New England and beyond through partnerships with other similar organizations.
Each year NETSL holds elections to fill open positions on the Board. If you are enthusiastic about innovations in technical services, are interested in contributing to regional technical services programming, and would like to have direct input into the direction of NETSL as an organization, consider running for a position on the NETSL Executive Board! This year we have a new position: Public Library Member at Large, created to improve NETSL’s programming and support for all library types in New England.
The following positions on NETSL’s 2018-2019 Executive Board are open:
- Vice President/President Elect (3 year term)
After serving as VP for one year, the VP succeeds to the office of President, and remains a third year on the Board as Past President. The VP runs NETSL Board meetings in the absence of the president, coordinates the NETSL presentation track at the annual NELA conference, creates feedback surveys for the annual NETSL conference and the ballot for NETSL elections, and coordinates the award giving process, including managing nominee documentation and ordering awards.
- Treasurer (1 year term, with option to renew for a second year)
Responsible for keeping track of NETSL’s finances, the treasurer creates the NETSL registration page, monitors numbers, creates name tags, tracks signups for breakout sessions in order to assign rooms, processes payment for any needed supplies, and writes a post-conference finance report.
- Public Library Member At Large (1 year term, with option to renew for a second year)
Members At Large collaborate with the Board to provide support and distribute workload as well as to suggest, volunteer, and take point on new projects and initiatives. Starting with the in 2018-2019 term, the NETSL Board has established one Member At Large to have a specific background and focus on public libraries in response to a distinct need for more coordinated public library programming and support from NETSL.
You can read more about these and other Executive Board job descriptions at: https://netsl.wordpress.com/about/board/boardjobs
Please select the position you are interested in running for and provide a brief statement personal statement outlining your background and interests, which will be included on the ballot.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 3rd, Noon!
Election ballots will go out to the membership in early August. Once voting is complete, terms of office officially begin at the end of the NELA Annual Conference, October 23rd 2018.