In the course of recent conversations with colleagues, I have been thinking about the variety of reasons that students and new professionals don’t volunteer more. With conference season upon us, there are ample opportunities to become involved – from volunteering in the exhibition hall, to recording individual sessions, to accepting elected & appointed chapter positions.
So, I’m curious – what is holding you back from volunteering within ARLIS?
- Unclear understanding of position responsibilities.
- Lack of sufficient funding.
- Lack of time.
- Lack of supervisor approval.
- Geographic location.
- Other –
If you are already involved in volunteering, think back to the time when you weren’t – what held you back?
While I know that many within our group are already involved different capacities,
how could we encourage more active participation at the ARLIS/NA level as well as at the chapter level?
Please respond below with comments. We want to hear your thoughts!