Communication Director

The Director of Communications is responsible for establishing and maintaining communication channels between the Chapter board and Chapter members. The primary form is the Chapter website. S/he also oversees the Chapter’s pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media presence, to keep the membership informed of news events, programs etc. through the listserv as appropriate. S/he supervises the maintenance of the listserv and can delegate to various members by establishing a committee as needed.

Specific Duties of the Director of Communications:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board.
  • Publicize the chapter website at peer-group meetings, SLA functions, and industry functions to increase visibility of the chapter
  • Advise and assist with publicizing programs, events and news of interest to members; elicits announcements and reminders officers, committee chairs, and members.
  • Prepare a report of activities for each Board meeting.
  • Act as the webmaster of the Chapter website and develop the structure and organization of the website and other Chapter media, and migrates content and sets permissions as needed. Is the administrator for the website and set permissions as needed
  • Design page schemes, graphics, CGI scripts, etc on an as-needed basis.
  • Assign sections of websites to different Executive and advisory board positions and follows up when pages become out of date or irrelevant.
  • Maintain pages not assigned to other board members.
  • Check and update links from the website on a regular basis.
  • Communicate with Association Webmaster (at HQ) to ensure that the site is accessible.
  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Subscribe to the webmaster listserv and communicates relevant information to the board.
  • Host sessions to train members of the Board and others on use of relevant media.
  • Make recommendations to the Board on new communication tools needed/available.
  • Work with Emerging Technologies Advisor on adopting new technologies for chapter use.
  • Identify and work with chapter Webmaster volunteer to support management of the website.
  • Coordinate social media volunteers and approve content that they post to different social media outlets.
  • Create and maintain administrator responsibilities for all social media accounts.
  • Maintain a document with all social media accounts and passwords.
  • Submit a written annual report to the Chapter President to be included in the annual Chapter report.