All GSLIS students are eligible and encouraged to serve on the LISSA Board; it is a great resume booster and practical experience.
Current positions on the Board include:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Financial Officer, Social Chair, Education Chair, Service Chair, Social Media Chair, and Board Member(s)-at-Large. Positions may be added as needed.
Students must have served on the Board for one semester before becoming President. All other positions may be filled by students during their first semester as a Board member. Each Board member position is a one semester commitment, and students can serve for as many semesters as they want.
**In order to be placed on the LISSA Board Election ballot, students must send a candidate statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by the announced deadline. A candidate statement identifies which position the student is running for and explains why they would like to serve on the Board. Candidates will be contacted by a Board member if the application is accepted.**
Here is a brief summary of specific Board member roles. Note: responsibilities and commitments can change based on the goals of the board for a particular semester.
President: Runs monthly meetings, represents LISSA at GSLIS faculty meetings and Alumni Council Meetings, and maintains the LISSA email account.
Vice President: Maintains LISSA’s social media presence, and assists the President as needed.
Secretary: Takes minutes during meetings and posts to LISSA’s Google Site, maintains LISSA’s Google site, and updates the bulletin board and online calendar of events.
Financial Officer: Manages LISSA expenses for events and tours.
Board Member-at-Large: Attends monthly board meetings, assists committee chairs as needed, and promotes LISSA to fellow students. This is not an elected position; however, to be appointed member-at-large by the Board you must still nominate yourself by submitting a candidate statement as described above.
Committee Chairs: Chairs are responsible for organizing meetings for their respective committees and reporting at board meetings about committee activities. Committee members do not need to apply through the election process and may talk to one of the board members, chair of a committee, or contact email@example.com for joining a committee.
The Education Committee plans events that contribute to students’ professional development. These have included tech competency and other types of workshops, library visits, and guest lectures.
The Social Committee plans events to facilitate camaraderie among students. These have included bar nights, pizza parties, bagel breaks, and reader’s advisory book talks.
The Service Committee plans volunteer opportunities and events which promote service. These have included food drives, book drives, and volunteer opportunities at libraries and local organizations.
The Marketing Committee organizes a marketing plan to advertise LISSA events and activities, communicates opportunities to GSLIS students, and considers effective promotion methods for the association. This involves using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Publication Committee oversees the publication of LISSA’s open access journal, which includes advising editors and coordinating with publication platforms.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.