Join the PLASC Steering Committee

The SAA Public Library Archives and Special Collections Section seeks candidates to serve in leadership positions for the next fiscal year, 2022-2023! Getting involved in PLASC leadership is a great way to engage in professional development and public service, and connect with colleagues throughout the United States.

Time commitment is approximately 3 hours/month, including attendance at a virtual monthly meeting. Annual meeting attendance is NOT required. Over the past year PLASC has been working to raise awareness of, and advocate for, the collections, staff, and work of public library archives and special collections. Some of our projects have included working to clean-up and relaunch our microsite resources page, developing a blog to replace our quarterly newsletter, and utilizing twitter to build community support throughout COVID. Students, new professionals, and mid-career welcome! You do not currently have to work at a public library to apply.

Available positions for 2022-2023:

  • Vice-chair (2 year term, to serve the following year as section Chair)
  • Secretary (1 year term)
  • Webmaster (1 year term)
  • At-Large Committee Member (2 year term)

Detailed descriptions of each position are available in the Standing Rules.

Interested candidates should submit the following information to by May 31, midnight ET:

  • Candidate Name
  • Job Title and Institution
  • Bio and Candidate Statement (1-2 paragraphs)

Please reach out if you have any questions.