Running for YALSA Board: Is it a Good Idea for You? (Spring 2013)

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people having fun at a meeting creative commons license lars plougmanIn the spring 2013 issue of YALS, YALSA Past-President Sarah Flowers, writes about running for YALSA Board and why YOU – yes YOU – might be interested in taking the plunge. (Even if you think that you aren’t cut out for it.) In the article Sarah includes information on resources that are worth investigating for anyone considering a leadership position in the association. You might want to take a look at:

  • Benefits of Board Membership – Maybe you are thinking, “what do I gain from being a Board member?” A lot actually. Read through this list for a good idea of exactly what you’ll get from being a member of YALSA’s Board of Directors.
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Board Members – Check out this list of all of the tasks and activities Board members are involved in. Reading through will give you a good idea about the work required of any YALSA Board member.
  • FAQ – If you are wondering about timelines, the election process, and topics like those the FAQ on governance and the Board will be just what you need.

These are just a few of the resources available. You can find more on the YALSA website in the Governance section.

If you are interested in running for a YALSA Board of Directors position you’ll want to chat with a member of the Governance Nominating Committee. Feel free to contact Sarah Flowers the Chair of the current Committee.

And, if you aren’t quite ready to run for the YALSA Board, but would like to learn more about what it’s like to serve as a Board member, consider applying for the association’s Board Fellow position.

If you are a YALSA member YALS is a perk of your membership dues. If not a member learn how to join, or learn how to subscribe.

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