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Call for Liaisons: ACRL Science and Technology Section (Deadline Friday, June 14)

(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

Call for Science and Technology Section Liaisons

Are you a member of a science/technology organization?

Do you normally attend the conference/meeting of the organization?

Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?”

If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to share annual meeting reports and updates via the STS email list, present to the community about what they’ve learned in the annual Spring STS Liaisons Online Forum, and more, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions.

The following liaison positions (2-year terms) will be available from July 2019:

·  Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

·  International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)

·  Special Libraries Association Science-Technology Division (SLA DST)

·  Special Libraries Association Physics, Astronomy, and Math Division (SLA PAM)

STS-appointed liaisons:

·  Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)

·  Attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization (funding may be available)

·  Report back to the STS community

·  Annual report on key issues, initiatives, interests of the association within 2 weeks of the association’s annual meeting

·  Updates (conference calls, etc.) via the STS email list

·  Other methods you would like to use!

WANT TO BECOME A LIAISON FOR STS?

Apply by June 14th, 2019

Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment (email addresses below) explaining why you are interested in the association that you would like to be liaison for, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association by June 14th, 2019.

Contact: The 2019 STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment

·  Ginny Pannabecker (vpannabe@vt.edu )

·  Alison Ricker (aricker@oberlin.edu)

·  Allison Langham-Putrow (lang0636@umn.edu)

See the full STS Liaisons Committee roster and information here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stslia

For more information about STS liaison work, please visit:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/sts/stswebsite/liaison/STSLiaison

Also see the STS Liaisons Committee FAQ available via a public file on ALA Connect (no need to sign in)

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