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 & Membership 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.
The Conference Committee is composed of a number of sub-committees appointed to carry out specific functions related to the organization of the annual conference. All sub-committees activities should be coordinated in consultation with the Conference Committee Chair and Vice-Chairs. Conference sub-committee chairs are directed by the Conference Chair and Vice-Chairs to secure volunteer Association members to perform the general functions.
Committee consists of Executive Committee Members who prepare 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.
Conference Logistics Committee:
Solicits, screens, and recommends Board action on invitations and/or recommendations for potential sites for annual conferences.