Call for nominations: SNAP ex-officio positions

The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio positions of New Professionals Blog Editor, Student Blog Editor, Senior Social Media Coordinator, Junior Social Media Coordinator, and Student Chapter Coordinator (see descriptions below). Ex-officio positions are open to all SNAP members.

The term for each office is one year, beginning on December 1, 2018 and ending on December 1, 2019. A second year may optionally be considered after the end of the first year. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the following form. All nominations are due by 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, November 18, 2018. If you are nominated by someone else, you will have an opportunity before the ballot goes live to write your own candidate statement.

To apply please complete this form: https://goo.gl/forms/wG6N3039ZQgjlyha2

 

SAA APPOINTMENTS TIMELINE

The SNAP Section steering committee will review all nominations received by 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, November 18, 2018. All candidates will be notified of appointment decisions by or before Saturday, December 1, 2018. Results will be announced on the SNAP listserv, Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog in late November.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Student Blog Editor (2 year optional appointment; rotating position)

The Student Blog Editor works closely with the New Professional Blog Editor and the Lead Blog Coordinator to jointly solicit, schedule, format, and post content for the SNAP audience. The Student Blog Editor also works with the Social Media Coordinators to publicize blog content on Twitter and Facebook. Editors will have their eyes and ears open for potential stories, and will solicit contributions in the form of written posts, video, infographics, audio, etc. that could benefit the SNAP community. The Student Blog Editor will need to know or be willing to learn Wordpress, have solid email skills to communicate with contributors, and feel comfortable working with an online editorial calendar. The Student Professionals Blog Editor, or New Professionals Blog Editor, has the option to rotate into the blog coordinator position after one year. The position requires a minimum of 2 hours a week.

New Professionals Blog Editor (2 year optional appointment; rotating position)

The New Professionals Blog Editor works closely with the Student Blog Editor and the Lead Blog Coordinator to jointly solicit, schedule, format, and post content for the SNAP audience. The New Professionals Blog Editor also works with the Social Media Coordinators to publicize blog content on Twitter and Facebook. Editors will have their eyes and ears open for potential stories, and will solicit contributions in the form of written posts, video, infographics, audio, etc. that could benefit the SNAP community. The New Professionals Blog Editor will need to know or be willing to learn Wordpress, have solid email skills to communicate with contributors, and feel comfortable working with an online editorial calendar. The New Professionals Blog Editor, or Student Professionals Blog Editor, has the option to rotate into the blog coordinator position after one year.  The position requires a minimum of 2 hours a week.

Senior Social Media Coordinator (1 year appointment)

The incoming senior social media coordinator will maintain SNAP Twitter and Facebook accounts, run #snaprt Twitter chats (2 chats a month on the fives), coordinate SNAP live-tweeting at SAA and other professional organization meetings, promote blog posts, and investigate and establish additional social media presences as appropriate with the help of the junior social media coordinator. The position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week.

Junior Social Media Coordinator (2 year optional appointment; rotating position)

The incoming junior social media coordinator will help the incumbent senior social media coordinator to maintain SNAP Twitter and Facebook accounts, run #snaprt Twitter chats (2 chats a month on the fives), coordinate SNAP live-tweeting at SAA and other professional organization meetings, promoting blog posts, and investigate and establish additional social media presences as appropriate. The junior social media coordinator has the option to rotate into the senior social media coordinator after one year. The position requires a minimum of 10 hours a week.

Student Chapter Coordinator (1 year position)

The Student Chapter Coordinator will serve as a liaison between SAA student chapters and SNAP. This position will be responsible for distributing information about SNAP and SNAP-lead initiatives to student chapters and facilitating frequent communication between SNAP and the student chapters. The position requires a minimum of 1 hour a week.