All students are eligible and encouraged to serve on the LISSA Board.** It’s a great resume booster and source of practical experience!
Board positions include:
Elected: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
Appointed (volunteer): Social Chair, Service Chair, Education Chair, and Board Member(s)-at-Large. Positions may be added as needed.
Each Board member position is a one-year commitment. Students can serve for up to two terms pending re-election for voted roles.
**To be placed on the LISSA Board Election ballot, students must send a candidate statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by the announced deadline and be ALA members by the beginning of their term. A candidate statement identifies which position the student is running for and explains why they would like to serve on the Board. Statements will be made public on the first day of elections.**
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 SOIS faculty meetings and Alumni Council meetings, and maintains the LISSA email account.
Vice President: Maintains LISSA’s online presence (i.e. website and social media), updates the bulletin board, assists the President as needed, and serves as LISSA’s contact for the Office of Student Involvement.
Secretary: Creates the meeting agenda, takes minutes during meetings and posts to LISSA’s Google Site, and maintains LISSA’s Google Site
Treasurer: Manages LISSA expenses for events and tours and represents LISSA at Student Government Association Budget Committee hearings if needed.
Board Member-at-Large: Attends monthly Board meetings, assists committee chairs as needed, and promotes LISSA to fellow students.
Committee Chairs: Chairs are responsible for organizing meetings of their respective committees and reporting committee activities either via email or at board meetings. Students who would like to serve as committee members may contact a Board members or committee chair, or email email@example.com about joining a committee.
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 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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.