(Closed) Call for Nominations: SNAP Ex-Officio Positions 2018

The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Roundtable is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio positions of Blog Coordinator, New Professionals Blog Editor, 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 January 1, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2018. 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: https://goo.gl/forms/f2aKnb3oV7U3jgkl1. All nominations are due by 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, October 29, 2017. If you are nominated by someone else, you will have an opportunity before the ballot goes live to write your own candidate statement.

Position descriptions:

Blog Coordinator (1 year position): The blog coordinator facilitates the work of the full blog team (coordinator + new professional editor + student editor), schedules or coordinates content, publishes posts on behalf of the SNAP RT steering committee (including official announcements and messages from the chair), updates steering committee bios, and generally solicits guest authors for features and series.

New Professionals Blog Editor (1 year position): The New Professionals Blog Editor works closely with the Student Blog Editor and the 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 learn Wordpress, have solid email skills to communicate with contributors, and feel comfortable working with an online editorial calendar.

Junior Social Media Coordinator (2 year optional service; 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 (3 chats a month), coordinate SNAP live-tweeting at SAA and other professional organization meetings, and investigate and establish additional social media presences as appropriate.

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.