Call for ACRL Science and Technology Section Liaisons (Deadline April 25)April 23, 2017
(via Li Zhang, University of Saskatchewan)
Are you a member of a science or technology organization? Do you normally attend the conference or meeting of the organization? Would you like to be more involved in the Science and Technology Section, or would already be more active if you “had the time?” If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you.
The Science and Technology Section 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 present to the community about what they’ve learned, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions. The STS Liaisons Committee has created an annual online forum in late spring which gives liaisons the chance to present on the organizations they work with to the STS community.
The following liaison positions will be available from July, 2017.
- Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
- International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)
- Special Libraries Association (SLA)
- Physics – Astronomy – Math Division (PAM)
- Science -Technology Division (DST)
- United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN)
Appointed liaisons for STS are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible), attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization, and report back to the STS community
If you are interested in becoming an STS liaison, please e-mail a short statement (200 or fewer words) to the Co-Chairs of the Committee, explaining why you are interested in the association for which you would like to be a liaison, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association. The deadline is Tuesday, April 25. More information about the liaison work is available here. Please contact the Co-Chairs of the 2017 STS Liaison Committee, Ginny Pannabecker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Li Zhang (email@example.com), with any questions.