Volunteer

The Minnesota Chapter is looking for people who want to broaden their personal and professional horizons, network with their colleagues, share their expertise and have some fun while they’re at it.  Many volunteers appreciate the opportunity to develop skills in a risk-free environment; skills that can then be applied at their workplace.

Board Opportunities

There are opportunities on our Executive and Advisory Boards that will require only a few hours of your time each month.  Board position commitments are typically for one year, but can be for up to three years. 

The Executive Board (elected officials)

President

Presides on all chapter meetings, represents the chapter at the SLA Annual Conference, handles all official chapter communications.  Read more.

President-Elect

A leader on the Executive Board and Advisory Board and along with the President is a conduit between the chapter and the association. Read more.

Past President

An adviser to the Executive Board. Facilitates transition from year to year and historical knowledge of chapter practices and procedures.  Read more.

Secretary

Records and distributes minutes of the chapter's business meetings, including the annual business meeting. Read more.

Treasurer

Responsible for all financial matters of the chapter. Read more.

The Advisory Board (volunteer positions)

Events Committee

Develops chapter programs, ranging from large meetings to interactive seminars. Volunteers to find speakers, book venues, manage catering, oversee registration, recruits sponsors, and much more.  There are opportunities even if you have only a few hours to spare.

Events Coordinator

Sponsorship and Fundraising Coordinator


Communications & Technology Committee

Spreads the word about our chapter and profession using social media and our website. If you like to share information, write, edit, design, take photos and shoot video, this is your committee. All skill levels are welcome. If you have no technical skills, joining this committee will help you learn!

Archivist

Bulletin and Listserv Coordinator

Employment Coordinator

SLA Connect Community Administrator

Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator

Webmaster


Outreach Committee

Promotes and grows our membership, collaborates and develops great relationships with other organizations. If you’re interested in helping students start their careers, mentoring information professionals, representing our chapter at special events, this is the committee for you.

Membership and Recruitment Coordinator

Student Mentoring and Diversity Coordinator

Other Opportunities


For those unable to commit to a board position we encourage micro-volunteering, such as giving tours of your library, mentoring a library student, or planning a salon event.

Interested in volunteering? Send us an email: minnesota.sla@gmail.com. 

A listing of our current board members can be found on the Leadership page.