Call for Volunteers for AASL Committees
AASL Members –
I’m so excited to kick of 2011 by beginning the process to appoint all the various AASL Committees, Task Forces, and Editorial Boards. This is where the work of our association happens. As we speak there are committees and chairs hard at work helping to move our association forward. My task as President-Elect with support from the AASL Appointments Committee is to begin appointing chairs and committee members for works that will begin/continue in July of 2011.
This is where you, the members of AASL, are critical. We need YOU to become active and involved in our association. So, how do YOU get involved?
1.) Go to the AASL website and check out the list committees. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aboutaasl/aaslgovernance/aaslcommittees/committees.cfm
2.) Consider which ones you think you would like to be involved. Realize, too, that there are some committees everyone wants to be a part of, so make sure to have more than one on your list.
3.) Go online and fill out the AASL volunteer form. (You will need to login into the ALA website for the form to work!)
4.) Fill out the form. Make sure to choose several committees you would like to be involved.
During the month of February, appointments will begin. My goal is to get as many people involved as possible. But, the process doesn’t end here. Throughout the year, the Board will also create Task Forces that have a specific job and time frame. So, this will be another place for member volunteers!
Last year the AASL Board decided that committees have the option to work virtually. Each chair will determine how best for their committee to work. Even if you aren’t able to attend Midwinter or Annual, you can still be involved in an AASL committee by working virtually.
The volunteer database needs to be updated each year, so for those that have served on committees in the past, please make sure to go and fill out the form again!
If you aren’t a member of AASL, this is a perfect time to join!
Thank you for taking time to volunteer. I look forward to working with you to help more the association and the profession forward. Take this opportunity to get involved!
Carl A. Harvey II
President-Elect, American Association of School Librarians