Be a Volunteer
ARSL is a volunteer driven organization! With the exception of some administrative functions, everything we do is a result of volunteers who care about rural and small libraries rolling up their sleeves and making it happen! If you have an interest in serving as a Board member or want to serve on one of the Board’s committees, please see one of our Board members or Committee Chairs. The application and job descriptions are here:
CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
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!
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.)
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Builds ARSL membership! Finds ways to support member recruitment around the country, maintaining a list of key contacts in each state to help share ARSL information, and explores ways for members to promote ARSL at state and local conferences and events.
MEMBER SERVICES 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.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in sharing your skills and participating in one of our committees or a working group, please contact Shirley Vonderhaar firstname.lastname@example.org.