Volunteer for the Board

Volunteer for the NY Chapter Board

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

Vice President (two year commitment, one year as Vice President, one year as President)

During Vice President Year
  • Learns as much as possible about the operation of the Chapter.
  • Substitutes for the Chapter President.
  • Recruits Advisory Board members to serve during his/her presidency.
  • Should attend the meeting of the Chapter Cabinet held during the Association's annual conference, and periodic reporting responsibilities to SLA headquarters.
While President
  • Set strategy and vision for the chapter.
  • 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 Chapter Cabinet held during the Association's annual conference, and periodic reporting responsibilities to SLA headquarters.
Approximate time commitment per week: 2-10 hours

Secretary | 1-year term

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