ALCTS New Members IG

Charge

Group for new ALCTS members to network and discover the opportunities offered by the division.

Roster

Ms. Keisha Manning (Chair, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2009. Last retrieved on 12/13/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

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Composition

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) is an active community focusing on the concerns and interests of new ALCTS members and new library and information professionals. The group is led by a board of officers charged with developing interest group meetings at ALA conferences, plugging new members into the larger ALCTS division, engaging ANMIG members through social media platforms with relevant information and virtual events, and communicating with ALCTS the wants and concerns of the new membership.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

The ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) is an active community focusing on the concerns and interests of new ALCTS members and new library and information professionals. The group is led by a board of officers charged with developing interest group meetings at ALA conferences, plugging new members into the larger ALCTS division, engaging ANMIG members through social media platforms with relevant information and virtual events, and communicating with ALCTS the wants and concerns of the new membership.

Origin

Established in 2009 at the request of the ALCTS Board of Directors. Originally charged with helping new members successfully navigate the ALCTS structure, the charge has grown to include facilitating relationships between new members and ALCTS sections and providing a portal to section and committee information of use to new and potential members.

Get Involved

ALCTS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the ALCTS New Members Interest Group. The only criterion is the need to be active in your discipline and interest area. Take part as an officer, volunteer, or simply a member. We are an open group, composed of members and nonmembers of ALCTS and ALA. Members and volunteers can learn about the value of ALCTS, as well as build relationships with their peers, and possible mentors. Volunteer positions include:

Co-Vice Chair: This position serves a one-year term, from July 1 to June 30 of the following year (at the close of the ALA Annual Conference). After serving for one year as a Co-Vice Chair, the person will become a Co-Chair for the next year. The position can be virtual; conference attendance is not required but encouraged. The ANMIG Vice Chair is responsible for shadowing the Chair in preparation to take on that responsibility in the coming year. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Fills in for the chair in his/her absence
  • Makes recommendations for new ANMIG chats and activities
  • Helps plan chats and/or programs
  • Assist online or in person with programming during ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences
Student Liaison: This position serves a one-year term, from July 1 to June 30 of the following year (at the close of the ALA Annual Conference). This position can be virtual, and conference attendance is not required but welcomed. The primary responsibility for the Student Liaison is to help develop ANMIG activities that would be relevant to current MLIS students.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Promote ANMIG content to student ALA Chapters through ALA representative
  • Make recommendations for new ANMIG chats and activities that would be relevant to current MLIS students
  • Assist online or in person with programming for ANMIG events during ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences
Social Media Coordinator: This position serves a one-year term, from July 1 to June 30 of the following year (at the close of the ALA Annual Conference). The position can be virtual, conference attendance is not required, but welcomed. The primary responsibility for the Social Media Coordinator is the management of ANMIG social media presence (Twitter, ALA Connect, Facebook, and LinkedIn). Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Making recommendations for new ANMIG chats and activities
  • Helping plan chats and/or programs
  • Assisting online or in person with programming for ALCTS 101 during ALA Annual and Midwinter Conferences
Member-at-Large: This position serves a one-year term, from July 1 to June 30 of the following year (at the close of the ALA Annual Conference). This position can be virtual, and conference attendance is not required, but welcomed. The primary responsibilities for this position are helping to develop ANMIG activities to members and other interested librarians. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Making recommendations for new ANMIG chats and activities
  • Helping plan chats and/or programs
  • Assisting online or in person with programming for ALCTS 101 during ALA Annual and Midwinter Conferences

Staff Liaison

Keri Cascio
ALCTS Executive Director
(800) 545-2433 x5030
kcascio@ala.org