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Discussion Associate University Librarian, Arizona State University (apply by Feb. 7)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 02:01 pm

Associate University Librarian

 

The ASU Library seeks to appoint an experienced library leader to join a senior leadership team committed to innovation and service in America’s most exciting university environment. Guided by Arizona State University’s charter, we aspire to build a new American university library for a new American University.

 

Associate University Librarian

 

The ASU Library seeks to appoint an experienced library leader to join a senior leadership team committed to innovation and service in America’s most exciting university environment. Guided by Arizona State University’s charter, we aspire to build a new American university library for a new American University.

 

The successful candidate will be a thought leader in information science who is rooted in library culture, forward-thinking, creative, and relentlessly innovative. If there is, as has been said, a library-sized hole in the internet, a barrier to the discovery and use of library materials by faculty and students, this individual will be resourceful and effective at finding ways to fill that hole and make the ASU Library a vital resource to the entire University community, on and beyond our physical campuses. This position will be responsible for working with Library and University colleagues to ensure that all of our users may explore, discover, and use the full range of library resources from wherever they are, whatever they need. Their success is our success.

 

This commitment entails shaping and leading broad teams working in security, systems administration, application and library services platform development, and especially in metadata and discovery. This individual will also be responsible for leading and innovating in our ability to manage our data and manage to data across the organization.

 

The successful candidate will be a team player within and beyond the library, joining a core leadership team, leading ambitious functional units, and partnering with innovative university technologists, faculty, and administrators to make the ASU Library essential in realizing the New American University model.

 

For complete application and qualification requirements, please visit the ASU Library website at: http://lib.asu.edu/Employment/

Application deadline is February 07, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

 

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.

 

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RUSA RSS Board (Reference Services Section)

Event RSS Midwinter Board Meeting

by Rebecca Jackson on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 01:41 pm

On Adobe Connect.  

To join the meeting, click here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r7sghx9xuq9/

 

To dial in:

Participant Code:        92491678#

Dial in: 1-866-718-7314

 

On Adobe Connect.  

To join the meeting, click here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r7sghx9xuq9/

 

To dial in:

Participant Code:        92491678#

Dial in: 1-866-718-7314

 

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

 

Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

Agenda to follow.

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Strategic Planning

Discussion Join the Discussion!

by JoAnne M. Kempf (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 01:33 pm

Over the next six months, members, committees, divisions, round tables, chapters, and affiliates will be working on ALA’s next strategic plan and new strategic directions.  This community has been established so we can share our thinking with you and you can reflect, comment and contribute as we work through the process.  Here we will post relevant documents and updates as we engage in lively conversation about advocacy, information policy and professional and leadership development strategic directions.  We need everyone's voice - so please join the discussion!

Over the next six months, members, committees, divisions, round tables, chapters, and affiliates will be working on ALA’s next strategic plan and new strategic directions.  This community has been established so we can share our thinking with you and you can reflect, comment and contribute as we work through the process.  Here we will post relevant documents and updates as we engage in lively conversation about advocacy, information policy and professional and leadership development strategic directions.  We need everyone's voice - so please join the discussion!

The file folders for this strategic planning community contain key documents for your reference. These include:

  1. Background Documents: An overview of the Planning Process and the 1) advocacy, 2) information policy and 3) professional and leadership development strategic directions
  2. A Planning Forum Discussion Guide with discussion questions for committees, divisions, round tables, interest groups, chapters and affiliates.
  3. The report from the joint ALA-Division Leadership Planning Session in Fall of 2014
  4. Planning Updates (issued from time to time)
  5. Reports from Planning discussions and forums
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ASCLA Library Consultant Interest Group

Discussion ASCLA Library Consultants IG Meet at ALA Midwinter

by Lizbeth Bishoff on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Just want to let you know that Library Consultant IG will meet during ALA Midwinter 2018 on Saturday, January 10, 3:30-5:30, Convention Center, Room 605 during the ASCLA All Committee Meeting.  Currently the IG doesn't have a chair, as Melissa Powell the most recent chair had to step down and no one has volunteered to become chair.  I've told Jeannette Smithee, ASCLA President that I will organize this Midwinter Meeting.  I will post to the listserv information on the meeting and ask for agenda items.  Look forward to seeing you in Denver.

Liz Bishoff

The Bishoff Group

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Technical Services, San Diego State University (apply by Feb. 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:45 am

Head of Technical Services

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

Head of Technical Services

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for our newly reorganized technical services departments and our new consortial and local library management system. The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for the full spectrum of the technical services provided by the library including: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications. The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in new and interesting directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.  This position is appointed at the the Associate Librarian rank.  Salary commensurate with experience.

 

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2018.

 

Anticipated start date is July 2018.

 

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:

 

https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Resource Sharing/Reference Librarian, Fort Lewis College (CO) (apply by Feb. 15 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:21 am

Resource Sharing/Reference Librarian

https://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/71/Resource%20Sharing_Reference%20Libr...

 

The Resource Sharing / Reference Librarian is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position reporting to the Library Director. Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and requisite skills and experience to perform duties.

Resource Sharing/Reference Librarian

https://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/71/Resource%20Sharing_Reference%20Libr...

 

The Resource Sharing / Reference Librarian is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position reporting to the Library Director. Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and requisite skills and experience to perform duties.

Minimum Qualifications • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science • Demonstrated ability to work independently and accurately, managing workflow and projects and those of subordinates • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, including active participation • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills • Demonstrated organizational, critical thinking, and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications • Experience with ILLiad and interlibrary loan • Experience offering library reference in an academic library • Experience working on or supervising digital projects • Experience delivering information literacy instruction in an academic environment • Experience with collection management and developement • Experience supervising student and staff employees

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian (Collections and Online Learning), Chabot College (CA) (apply by Feb. 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:18 am

Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)

https://clpccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/1033

Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)

https://clpccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/1033

Job Title Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)
Position Type Faculty
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Code 2FLR01
FTE 1
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,035 - $88,687/annual
FLSA Exempt
Job Location Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department Library
Job Summary

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian (Collections and Online Learning) for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

This position reports directly to the Division Dean.

Representative Duties

1. With consultation of other faculty librarians, provide leadership in selecting and deselecting print materials, DVD’s, and eBooks.

2. A forward-thinking and strategic perspective on new and emerging trends in collection development, crafting an innovative approach to the library’s collections that is both student-centered and responsive to Chabot College curriculum, learning communities, and institutional learning outcomes.

3. Select materials that reflect the information literacy and research needs of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

4. Design and maintain online tutorials in the Library website including the use of Captivate or Camtasia, the Libguides content management system, and has knowledge of online learning modules software and tools such as Searchpath, Credo InfoLit Modules and/or Libwizard.

5. With respect to further enhance the online learning and user experience of our students, provides input in maintaining and improving the Library web site and related library web services, including regularly evaluating new library tutorials, information literacy gaming and other tools and products

6. Undertake quantitative and qualitative assessment to improve collections in support of the College’s priorities.

7. Use data for the development of and to document the value of the collections.

8. Analyze and report data regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to inform budgetary collection decisions.

9. Develop online curriculum and teach a Library Skills course online using Canvas (college platform).

10. In collaboration with the library team, ensure that library procedures and policies are followed consistently.

11. Act as key member of the library team in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the library’s programs and services.

12. Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff and faculty.

13. Provide library outreach activities to the college community, especially to online faculty and students.

14. Teach effective information competency research strategies, including information literacy courses.

15. Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division.

16. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

17. Participate in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to Curriculum committee, staff development, and collegial meetings.

18. Work or teach late afternoon, evening, distance learning and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular librarian assignment.

19. Participate in on-going assessment of library programs including program review, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of new services, systems, and programs.

20. Evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s in library science, library and information science,

OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2018 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications  
Desirable Qualifications

1. Knowledge of assessment tools, software, and processes relevant to academic library services, collection development, online education and online learning objects.

2. Experience providing information competency instruction in a community college library.

3. Experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.

4. Knowledge of HTML 4 and 5, CSSPHP, Libguides, API’s, JavaScript, BootStrap and other similar web programming languages and platforms.

5. Evidence of ability to work effectively as the leader in collection development including the incorporation of recommendation and discussions of standards of selection from other faculty librarians and faculty at large.

6. Knowledge and understanding of collection development policies for a community college library that first and foremost provides curriculum support for necessary research in its various disciplines.

7. Knowledge of various acquisition and collection development tools such as EBSCOhost Collection Manager, Midwest, GOBI, and the acquisitions components of Worldshare Management System.

8. Experience teaching online courses with a Learning Management System such as Canvas.

9. Experience working with tutorial software such as Captivate, Camtasia, or Jing.

10. Experience working with course module software such as Searchpath, Credo InfoLit Modules, or LibWizard.

11. Experience measuring and evaluating User Experience, including providing effective usability tests of web sites and/or platforms.

12. Knowledge of gaming information literacy software and techniques used in library tutorials.

13. Knowledge of Web Accessibility standards including WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Understanding of necessary accessibility requirements for audiovisual materials such as DVD’s.

14. Knowledge of working with and modifying content management systems such as Libguides and Omni Update.

15. Experience providing innovative and creative leadership in the development of library programs and services.

16. Experience in outreach activities for students and faculty.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2018. Employment will begin on or about August 16, 2018.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE UNABLE TO CARRY OUT THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES OF THE POSITION WILL RECEIVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONSTO ENABLE THEM TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number F37P
Open Date 01/12/2018
Close Date 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please write an essay of up to 250 words how you would plan a series of online tutorials and how you would evaluate them to determine if they provided effective instruction that addresses community college students' research needs.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement
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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Onsite Audio Visual & Meeting Room Information

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:11 am

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

Happy New Year!

As we draw closer to meeting at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, please review and share the following pertinent information with your member leaders who will be onsite. 

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

Happy New Year!

As we draw closer to meeting at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, please review and share the following pertinent information with your member leaders who will be onsite. 

Onsite Audio Visual & Meeting Room Information
ALA Conference Services recommends confirming your AV request at the audiovisual desk located in the ALA office area – Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2, in the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). If you requested AV during the meeting request time frame and were NOT contacted, it should be considered an approved request. If you requested a skype kit for your blended meeting, skype kits will be delivered to the meeting room 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

If you arrive to your session and it is missing the AV equipment that was requested and approved in advance, please contact ALA Conference Services at 303-228-8450. Unless you report missing AV, ALA will be charged for ordered materials even if they are not present.

Also, please use the ALA Conference Services number if you experience any meeting related issues in your room that would require immediate assistance.

Room Set-up Information
Please note that members are prohibited from making room set changes in the Convention Center and the hotel meeting rooms. ALA Conference Services has set the rooms to accommodate all groups that will use that space during the day, not a single group. If a room is missing any requested items or A/V, then please use the number above and let ALA Conference Services know.

After the conference, please notify your staff liaison of any issues with AV or the room set-up.  The reports will be compiled and sent to ALA Conference Services. 

Thank you in advance for your attention to and cooperation in this matter.

Have a safe trip,

Elois
ACRL Program Coordinator

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting-Onsite Audio Visual & Meeting Room Information

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

Happy New Year!

As we draw closer to meeting at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, please review and share the following pertinent information with your member leaders who will be onsite. 

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

Happy New Year!

As we draw closer to meeting at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, please review and share the following pertinent information with your member leaders who will be onsite. 

Onsite Audio Visual & Meeting Room Information
ALA Conference Services recommends confirming your AV request at the audiovisual desk located in the ALA office area – Four Seasons Ballroom 1-2, in the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). If you requested AV during the meeting request time frame and were NOT contacted, it should be considered an approved request. If you requested a skype kit for your blended meeting, skype kits will be delivered to the meeting room 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

If you arrive to your session and it is missing the AV equipment that was requested and approved in advance, please contact ALA Conference Services at 303-228-8450. Unless you report missing AV, ALA will be charged for ordered materials even if they are not present.

Also, please use the ALA Conference Services number if you experience any meeting related issues in your room that would require immediate assistance.

Room Set-up Information
Please note that members are prohibited from making room set changes in the Convention Center and the hotel meeting rooms. ALA Conference Services has set the rooms to accommodate all groups that will use that space during the day, not a single group. If a room is missing any requested items or A/V, then please use the number above and let ALA Conference Services know.

After the conference, please notify your staff liaison of any issues with AV or the room set-up.  The reports will be compiled and sent to ALA Conference Services. 

Thank you in advance for your attention to and cooperation in this matter.

Have a safe trip,

Elois

ACRL Program Coordinator

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ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Equity ALSC Membership Pilot

by Nina Lindsay on Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 04:09 pm

As a result of ALSC Board action on the Diversity in ALSC Task Force’s final recommendations at Annual Conference 2017,  I appointed the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within ALSC Implementation Task Force this fall, and they convened in mid-October. Co-chairs Kirby McCurtis and Hanna Lee worked quickly with the group (including Board liaison Vicky Smith) to prioritize their work, as outlined in their Dec 15th report (attached).

As a result of ALSC Board action on the Diversity in ALSC Task Force’s final recommendations at Annual Conference 2017,  I appointed the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within ALSC Implementation Task Force this fall, and they convened in mid-October. Co-chairs Kirby McCurtis and Hanna Lee worked quickly with the group (including Board liaison Vicky Smith) to prioritize their work, as outlined in their Dec 15th report (attached).

After initial meetings, including with ODLOS director Jody Gray, they have proposed for immediate action--among the recommendations they are charged to implement--recommendation 5.4, “Create a scholarship fund to support visible minorities’ ALSC membership for up to 2 years if they serve on an ALSC Committee.”  The budget we approved at Annual allocates funds for this project, as directed during our Strategic Plan Implementation discussion.

After reviewing the proposal with staff, I am bringing this to the Board’s attention for immediate discussion and potential action.   The committee appointment process timeline puts urgency on launching the pilot, to ensure that Jamie has scholarship recipient volunteer forms in time to consider for his spring appointments.

I applaud and thank the task force for their fast work, and thank our Board members in advance for giving some quick but thoughtful attention to this proposal.

I call to order this online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.  Please indicate your presence by beginning discussion or otherwise adding a comment below, so that we can establish quorum.

Timeline for this meeting:

  • Tuesday, Jan 2 -  Friday, Jan 12, Preliminary discussion of the draft proposal (below).  I invite EDI task force co-chairs Kirby McCurtis and Hanna Lee (or their designees from the task force) to participate in our preliminary discussion as needed.

  • By Tuesday, Jan 16, I will present a formal Board Action Request from the task force.

  • Tuesday Jan 16 -  Monday Jan 22, last preliminary discussion, invitation of a motion, final discussion and voting.

Preliminary Discussion Open:

Below, I am copying the entire draft proposal, followed by some questions I’ve submitted to Kirby and Hanna just today, based on initial review of the proposal by Aimee, Jamie and myself.  Please add your thoughts and questions.  

Proposed Equity ALSC Membership Pilot program details (from the task force report)

Through the Equity ALSC Membership program, ALSC affirms its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion by seeking to engage new generations of racially and ethnically diverse librarians.

Thirty-five one-year ALSC membership scholarships will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander library professionals who commit to service within ALSC and demonstrate a capacity for future leadership. Scholarship recipients who accept an appointment or election to committee service will receive a free second year of ALSC membership. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis in order to reduce barrier for qualified applicants.

Requirements:

Applicants must:

Identify as American Indian/First Nations, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

Plan to volunteer for ALSC service if selected. Learn more about volunteering here: http://www.ala.org/alsc/volunteer

Not have previously served on an ALSC committee

Additional program information:

This program will increase visible minority membership by recruiting and paying for those memberships, and simultaneously encourage committee participation by incentivizing volunteer service with a second year of paid membership.

This fund will award 35 scholarships starting in early 2018 for a total of $3,500 if every recipient is successfully appointed to a committee. Applications will be made available in the early spring of 2018, as soon as possible following approval by the Board. The Vice President/President Elect will be given a list of recipient names and qualifications to aid in the appointment process. Applicants need not have been members of ALSC before as the goal is to increase visible minority membership, but current members that are not active on committees are eligible as well. Additionally, the scholarship applicants do not need to be librarians or hold an MLIS. The Task Force wants to cast as wide a net as possible, and there may be people in other positions—library staff, book retail, students, teachers, retirees, etc.—who could be great ALSC members but who aren't currently professional librarians. Scholarships will awarded on a rolling basis, closing whenever all scholarships have been awarded.

The application will request applicants’ contact information, a resume, as well as answers to the following prompts:

Discuss your commitment to children’s library service

Describe your service and/or leadership any other professional, educational, or social association of which you are or were a member

The scholarships will be promoted on ALA, ALSC and other divisional social media platforms as well as through regional and state library association announcements. There will be a heavy focus on targeting organizations with diverse memberships such as EMIERT, APALA, AILA, BCALA, CALA and REFORMA. Graduate school programs will also be included in marketing efforts.

 

Questions:

I’ve submitted the following questions to Kirby and Hanna just today, based on initial review of the proposal by Aimee, Jamie and myself:

  • Please outline a schedule for the roll out, and include an analysis of staff impact, in regards to promotion, application review, processing memberships, and prompting recipients to submit volunteer forms.

  • What happens if scholarship applicants have already paid for their 2018 dues?

  • Will the task force be reviewing/making decisions on the applications? Prompting recipients to submit volunteer forms?

  • What happens if a recipient does not receive an appointment?  Will the task force be tracking recipients during their gift membership?

  • Committee appointments are 2 yrs long, but would start some months into the 2 yr membership; would recipients understand that by committing to a committee appointment they are committing to renew their membership themselves for the 3rd year?

  • Please include metrics for evaluation

  • The term "visible minorities" feels broader than what is indicated in the pilot; should we state specifically this is for racial and ethnic diversity?

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