The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIST) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Nominating Committee of ASIST is seeking candidates for the open positions of President-Elect, Treasurer, and Director-at-Large on the ASIS&T Board of Directors. Service on the Board of Directors of ASIS&T is a rare opportunity to help drive the decisions of our highly-respected global association and shape the future of information science and technology. The opportunity to work with other leaders in ASIS&T allows you to be on the cutting edge of the profession and to be part of the decision-making process on the international level, helping to drive the strategic goals of the organization. This is an exciting time to join the leadership of ASIS&T and help us map our ambitious future. Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals. ASIS&T has a dedicated staff in the Washington, DC area, who make the Board’s job as fulfilling as possible. They take care of managing ASIS&T day-to-day activities, enabling the Board to focus on matters of strategic importance—working to improve the programs and services that we offer to our members. Board service also provides these unique opportunities:
- Expand your network of professional contacts
- Gain recognition from your employer, community, and peers
The ASIST President-Elect serves on the Board for a total of three years (one as President-Elect, one as President, and one as Past President). The Treasurer serves a three-year term that is renewable for a second term. The term of office for Director-at-Large is three years. Candidates must meet professional standards of excellence by demonstrating the following:
- Hold active Regular/Professional membership in ASIS&T and have been a member for not less than two years for President-Elect or one year for Director-at-Large
- Be willing to accept a leadership role in the future of our international professional organization
- Have time to dedicate to fulfilling the position responsibilities (See FAQ Page for information on the time commitment)
- Have the support of their employer to dedicate time to their responsibilities
- Have the ability to travel to the Annual Meeting and attend 2 days of Board meetings in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
For more information on the responsibilities and benefits of Board service, please visit the FAQ Page.
Help lead your national association and profession into the future by nominating a colleague or yourself for the positions of President-Elect or Director-at-Large. The Call for Nominations opens on 25 April closes on 17 May 2019 at 11:59 PST. The election will take place in June of 2019. New board members take office at the end of the Annual Meeting in October 2019.
The ASIST community is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion, which we believe support our efforts to achieve and sustain excellence in the information science and technology field. We believe that we can best promote excellence by engaging diverse group members and other stakeholders and providing opportunities at all levels of engagement for any individual or group that shares these values. ASIS&T leaders, volunteers, and staff will strive to keep diversity and inclusion at the forefront of all program planning and development efforts in order to ensure the most welcoming and engaging environment possible for our stakeholders.