ARSL is a volunteer driven organization! With the exception of some administrative functions, ARSL’s work is a result of volunteers who roll up their sleeves and make it happen!
If you have an interest in serving on an ARSL committee, please contact one of our Board members or Committee Chairs.
The application and job descriptions for board members and key conacts are here:
Marketing & Communications Committee:
Builds connections between members, ensuring that information relevant to the work of rural libraries is being shared across the membership. Develops content or programming, live at ARSL Annual and online, in response to member needs and sustains ARSL’s online presence using all media options including the website, blog, listserv, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others.
Builds ARSL membership! Finds ways to support member recruitment around the country and explores ways for members to promote ARSL at state and local conferences and events.
Provides a process for formalizing and maintaining key board-approved partnerships that provide opportunities for our ARSL members. Assure that strong liaisons are appointed for each partnership to ensure good follow-through and regular updates for the board.
Creates an annual organization budget for the board’s review and approval by forecasting revenues and expenditures based on strategic goals. (Comprised of the Treasurer and Committee Chairs.)
Ensures timely planning of a dynamic annual conference that attracts increased registration. Includes recruitment of keynote speakers, presenters and responsibility for everything that makes our annual conferences so great!
Committee consists of Immediate Past President, President and Vice President/President-Elect who prepares a slate of candidates each year for Vice President/President-Elect and three board members whose skills, interests and geographic location serve the best interests of ARSL.