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EMIERT Offers New Leadership Opportunities - Open Positions

Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round T able



EMIERT Offers New Leadership Opportunities    January 2013 Open Positions

Vice Chair (term begins June 2013-15) (2yr)

  • Works closely with the Chair on all EMIERT initiatives
  • Responsible for program planning for ALA Annual Conference
  • Oversees  Membership Committee


Secretary (vacant) (2yr) - define position and 2 year commitment

  • attend midwinter and annual executive board and membership meetings
  • take minutes, transcribe minutes and distribute minutes to board members
  • secretary will create agenda for executive board meetings


Treasurer (term begins June 2013-2015) 2 year commitment

  • Works closely with Office of Diversity staff
  • Reviews EMIERT budget reports prepared by ALA
  • Submits EMIERT budge proposals voted on by board members
  • Prepares bi-annual budget reports for membership


Membership Committee (vacant)(2yr) - Membership Chair and 2-3 members . Define tasks and timetable for committee

  • compile monthly and yearly membership statistics in membership spreadsheet and code by member type (public library, school library, academic library etc.)
  • create and deliver reports for executive board meetings at MidWinter and Annual conferences highlighting membership engagement and projects
  • send monthly emails welcoming new members, thanking renewed/reinstated members and thanking dropped members for their recent membership
  • Recruit new members through NMRT, student associations and local/national conferences and listservs


Electronic Communications Committee (vacant)(2yr) - Electronic Communications Chair and 2 members

  • Receive training in Drupal form ALA in order to maintain EMIERT ALA web presence  *   Update content on social media platforms, on consistent basis
  • Recruit members to sign up to moderate discussion topics on listserv
  • Manage electronic communication accounts, approve new members and keep content current
  • Balance content for membership groups; i.e. academic, public, school librarians, library and information science schools, special libraries
  • Recruit members to live tweet and/ or report out from conferences/programs related to EMIERT mission


Members- At- Large (1 vacant) (2 yr.) (staggered terms with at least three members on Board)

  • Works closely with EC Board on Special Projects
  • Serves on Task Force 

Contact Tess Tobin, Chair   ttobin@citytech.cuny.edu   Katherine Trouen-Trend , Vice Chair kttrend@hplct.org


Andrea Jamison's picture

Is it too late to submit nominations?