Serving on our
has many rewards:
- For one, it’s a great chance to build leadership and professional skills — but specifically in the type of “low stakes environment” Prof. Peggy Lunn, who teaches LIBR 504/ARST 570 Management of Information Organizations, often encourages.
- Additionally, bonds of camaraderie and friendship can form over time not just with other club executives but with external information professionals as well, such as those we partner with to host events.
- It’s also a fun way to volunteer and give back — all while producing a new line item to add to your resume.
If this sounds like a pitch, that’s because it is! With the majority of current SLA@UBC executives graduating, now is the perfect time to step up and lay claim to an executive position for yourself and help lead the club into its next iteration.
For more information on various executive positions, keep reading below and/or check out our constitution and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to declare your interest to stand for election in 2021.
The most prominent member of the executive committee, the President is the club’s representative to the AMS, the principal promoter of the club at events like iSchool orientation, the chair of our meetings and the shepherd of our club’s agenda. The President role is perfect for visionaries who also sweat the details and crush deadlines.
The Treasurer oversees our cheques and balances while acting as our second point person for all AMS-related business. They also contribute to strategic planning with a killer mix of moxie and practicality. If you’re a type who is devout to the concept of most bang for your buck, then serving as Treasurer may be ideal.
Setting the record straight is the purview of our Secretary. With a particularly creative, ambitious or rambunctious executive committee, wild ideas constantly take flight and the Secretary ensures there is a detailed record of them so they are there when we need them. Serving as Secretary is like getting in on the ground floor of real-time records creation and management.
Communications and Web Coordinator
There was some fluidity with this role the past year as a lot of internal communication with club membership was taken over by the President so our Communications and Web slinger could expand our external communication, primarily in support of our event-planning, which pivoted from in-person visits to virtual tours. This position is ideal for creatives who enjoy writing, publishing, design and/or promotion.
Don’t let the “Coordinator” title fool you — this is a role for aspiring Project Managers! Working in lockstep with the other executives (and delegating duties to them as required), this dynamic leader ensures we serve up for our membership that which differentiates us from nearly every other student association at school: tours of special libraries that broaden horizons and reveal prospective new career paths. Sign up for this critical role if you want to take on big challenges and collect equally big rewards.
Events Coordinator (potential new position no. 1)
This job might actually be too big for one person. If there is sufficient interest shown, we will introduce a bylaw to add a second events person.
SLA Canada liaison (potential new position no. 2)
We’ve identified a need to jumpstart our relationship with the mothership: SLA. We see the person in this role monitoring SLA Canada’s listserv and curating relevant news and opportunities to share with our members while also ushering our needs and desires the other way. Outcomes of such relationship-building are limitless, making this a truly exciting role brimming with possibilities for a networking connector type.