SLA NY Opportunities

Volunteer for the NY Community Board

Board members are expected to attend a monthly Board meeting as well as major events of the Community. These positions are part of the Executive Board, along with the current President, Past President, and Communications Chair and hold the authority to vote at Board meetings.

President-Elect | 3-year commitment | 1-Year term each as President-Elect, President, and Past President

During President-Elect Year
  • Learns as much as possible about the operation of the Community.
  • Substitutes for the Community President.
  • Recruits Advisory Board members to serve during his/her presidency.
  • Should attend the meeting of the Community Cabinet held during the Association's annual conference, and periodic reporting responsibilities to SLA headquarters.
While President
  • Set strategy and vision for the Community.
  • Works with related organizations to co-host events.
  • Defines event-related milestones and methods for managing them.
  • Finds creative methods to keep volunteers informed and engaged.
  • Should attend the meeting of the Community Cabinet held during the Association's annual conference, and periodic reporting responsibilities to SLA headquarters.
As Past President
  • Undertake special projects at the request of the President.
Approximate time commitment per week: 2-10 hours minimum

Secretary | 1-year term

  • To record and distribute minutes of the Community's business meetings, including the annual business meeting.
  • To conduct official correspondence and maintain a file of current records as requested by the Community President.
  • Periodic reporting responsibilities to SLA headquarters.
  • At the end of the Association year, archival material should be transferred to the Community archivist.
  • Serve as a member of the Community Executive Board.
Approximate time commitment per month: 5-10 hours

Professional Development Chair | 2-year term

  • Works with the Executive Board and the Advisory Board to select programs and locations.
  • Supervises detailed plans for each program. Arranges for speakers, panelists, exhibitors, films, etc.
  • Creates a budget for the program
  • Works with the Communications Committee to announce and publicize meetings.
  • Reports on each meeting to the Board.
Approximate time commitment per week: 2-10 hours