Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to all who attended the *early* meeting at ARLIS/ NA this past Saturday morning. Based on comments made during the meeting and via paper surveys we collected, I wanted to post the following positions for which we’re seeking volunteers.

If you couldn’t make it on Saturday but would like to volunteer, please do!  If you can think of any additional areas that you’d like to see ArLiSNAP pursue, also feel free to suggest other coordinator positions.

To volunteer or give feedback, please leave a comment to this post.

Discussion Coordinator: Promote group participation by posting discussion subjects of topical interest to ArLiSNAP members. Potential discussion topics might relate to art & design, copyright, education, etc.

Membership Coordinator:  Create a directory with contact info, interests, and photos of members. Periodically post a ‘member spotlight’ feature with information about the activities of one of our members.

Mentorship Coordinator:  Keep abreast of both ARLIS and outside mentorship opportunities that would be of interest to members. Post deadlines and pertinent information for potential applicants interested in matching up with a professional mentor.

Professional Development Coordinator:  Post information about continuing education opportunities that might be of interest to young and new professionals, such as webinars, workshops, and non-ARLIS meetings or conferences.

Liaison Coordinator:  Investigate how other student member groups within professional organizations are structured and funded. Brainstorm about how ArLiSNAP might increase its position within ARLIS/NA based on other organization’s models.

Site Administrator:  Maintain and coordinate technical aspects of the ArLiSNAP blog. Keep up existing blog functionality as well as brainstorm on how to best present new content or features. Coordinate with co-moderators to arrange payment for continued domain and mapping services.


  1. I would like to add my name to the list for membership or liaison coordinator.

    Out of curiosity, what are the expected/assumed time commitments for the positions listed?

  2. Fantastic!

    I think that because these are all new positions, we don’t really know the expectations. We hope that folks will put in the time that they can, and work with the co-moderators to help the positions evolve. Certainly if things ever get overwhelming for one person, we could ask for a co-coordinator, or help on a project. So, we hope that no one will be afraid that they’ll over-commit themselves by volunteering… we know you’re busy! But many hands make light work… right?

  3. I’d be interested in membership coordinator…or site administrator, although we might need to talk about whether I am truly techie enough for what’s needed :) Thanks!

  4. I would love to volunteer for either the membership or professional development positions though I will be submitting an application to be co-moderator so I guess I should wait until the elections are over so I don’t over-extend myself? Or is it possible to do both?

  5. @L Hindmarch the Site Admin opportunity is more administration than techie driven (no coding involved–if you want). If anyone has any specific questions regarding the opportunity, please feel free to contact me webmaster [at] arlisnap.org or bryan [at] theloars.com

  6. Hello all!
    I’ve just joined the Membership Committee, so I would also like to throw my hat in the ring for Membership Coordinator.

    Thanks for posting these opportunities!

  7. Hello all,

    I am interested in the mentorship coordinator position. But I am in the same boat as kimdetterbeck, also planning to submit my name for co-moderator.

  8. I’m interested in serving as a discussion coordinator. I could contribute content on topics such as architecture and/or diversity (with diversity being broadly defined: in the profession, in libraries, in the arts, etc.).

  9. quick question: do we vote on these positions? are we assigned? or can we simply start working on the ones we are interested in, hopefully collaborating with others that showed interested as well?

  10. The only position we are voting on is co-moderator; if you interested in being considered for co-moderator, please do so by leaving a post announcing your candidacy here.

    For all of you who have indicated you’d like to take on one of the volunteer positions above, feel free to use the blog to start brainstorming about what you’d like to do in your new roles. I’ll send out emails to folks who have indicated they’d like to work on the same responsibilities so that everyone knows one another; if you weren’t at the ArLiSNAP meeting at ARLIS/NA, please drop me a message with your contact info at tbergstr AT nd DOT edu.

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