Open LISSA Positions


All GSLIS students are eligible to serve on the LISSA Board.
Candidate statement due date: July 20th 

Current positions on the board include:

Vice President
Social Chair
Education Chair
Service Chair
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 by the announced deadline (July 20th for Fall 2012 board). A candidate statement identifies which position the student is running for and explains why they would like to serve on the board. Two to three sentences is sufficient for a candidate statement.

Here is a brief summary of specific board members 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 maintains LISSA email account

Vice President: Main responsibility is LISSA’s social media presence, assists President as needed

Secretary:  Takes minutes during meetings and posts to LISSA’s Google Site, maintains LISSA’s Google site, and updates bulletin board and online calendar of events.

Education, Service and Social Chairs: Chairs are responsible for organizing meetings for their respective committees and reporting at board meetings about committee activities

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, and volunteer opportunities at libraries and local organizations.

Board Member at Large: Attends monthly board meetings, assists committee chairs as needed, and promotes LISSA to fellow students.


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