VOLUNTEER FOR NASIG
Jill Emery, NASIG Vice President/President-Elect
It is that time of year again when NASIG starts looking for new committee members!
This year, we will be looking for one special person to become the archivist-in-training and work with Sheryl Williams to take over the role as NASIG archivist.
We are also looking for someone fluent in Spanish to serve on the Awards & Recognition Committee to help with the Mexican Student Grant Award.
The other new opportunity available is serving on the Library School Outreach Committee. An appointment on this committee can help with attracting new members to NASIG and to the serials realm.
Please indicate your abilities or interest for either of these positions or the other 25+ volunteer slots we have available on the volunteer form.
Volunteering is easy! Just fill out the volunteer form given here: Continue Reading 23:1 (2008:03) Volunteer for NASIG…
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WHY I DIDN’T VOLUNTEER AND WHY YOU SHOULD
Erika Ripley, Co-Chair, Program Planning Committee
My first NASIG conference was at Trinity University in 2001. I was new to librarianship and to NASIG. I knew a few other attendees before I arrived in San Antonio, but I admit to feeling a little lost at the conference. Everyone else already seemed to know each other. During the conference, I introduced myself to the people sitting next to me in programs and at meals. By the end of that weekend, I knew a few more people and I felt a little less new.
One conversation from that conference has stayed with me, though. At lunch one day, I asked someone at my table about volunteering for a committee. She discouraged me from submitting an application. She told me that I was too new, that I would not be appointed because nobody knew me. Unfortunately that seemed all too reasonable, and I knew she had served on NASIG committees for many years. I don’t know what would have happened if I had volunteered that year because I didn’t submit an application. However, I have learned since that being new or unknown needed not to have been an obstacle. When I did volunteer the next year, I was placed on a committee. Continue Reading 22:4 (2007:12) Guest Editorial: Why I Didn’t Volunteer and Why You Should…