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Hi everyone,

We are still seeking nominations for many of the SIMAA Executive positions and there is still time to nominate. Please note, this year (due to unforeseen circumstances) we are also seeking a new Chair, who will work closely with the Past Chair and will serve a shortened term. Please consider it!

Just a reminder that if you are interested in any of the SIMAA Exec or Committee positions, please get in touch by Friday, May 18th. Please send a short email detailing which position(s) you are interested in to Kimberly Senf ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

Thanks,

Kimberly

Positions available this years are as follows:

Position


Description


Time Commitment


Duration


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE




Position Description


Specific Duties


Length of Term


Chair

SIMAA Exec


  *   Work with SIM to hold Outstanding Alumni Award/New SIM student welcome event in the fall

  *   May be asked to emcee the OAA/Welcome event

  *   Chair executive meetings and Annual General Meeting

  *   Ensure formation of selection committee for OAA

  *   Serve as SIMAA rep on SIM School Council, providing an annual report for its spring meeting


Some emails, 3-4 meetings a year.

Create agendas for Welcome Reception and Annual Meeting (prior years’ examples are available to refer to)

Write annual report for SIM School Council (prior years’ examples are available to refer to)


This year:

Two year term (1 Year term as Chair, 1 Year term as Past Chair)

Typically:

· 1 year term as Vice Chair

· 1 year term as Chair

· 1 year term as Past Chair



Vice-Chair SIMAA Exec


  *   Work with Chair and Program Convenor to hold Outstanding Alumni Award/New SIM Student welcome event in the fall

  *   Coordinate called for nominees to Executive and SIM committees (spring)

  *   Act in absence of the Chair


Emails and 3-4 meetings a year


Typically:

· 1 year term as Vice Chair

· 1 year term as Chair

· 1 year term as Past Chair


Member at Large


  *   Work with Chair and Program Convenor to hold Outstanding Alumni Award/New SIM Student welcome event in the fall

  *   Coordinates the operation and membership of the Dal SIM Grad Listserv.

  *   Act in absence of the Chair


Email and 3-4 meetings a year


Update listserv as necessary throughout the year


1 year term


Program Convenor


  *   Make arrangements for SIMAA's functions

  *   Act as a liaison between SIMAA and SIMSA

  *   Member of the most recent graduating class.


3-4 meetings a year


1 year term


SIM COMMITTEE REPS


MLIS Curriculum Committee alumni


  *   Reviews curriculum and curriculum feedback from students and staff, as well as core competencies of students/graduates




Meets once per month over lunch

Members may attend meetings remotely



2 year term


MLIS Admissions Committee alumni


  *   Reviews MLIS applications and provides advice on admissions policies and practices and recruiting activities


During busiest period, 0.5-1hr per week reviewing applications

Must attend in person



1 year term


Appointments, Promotions & Tenure Committee alumni


  *   Meet with the committee to consider appointments, promotion and tenure of SIM faculty


Dependent on whether positions are being hired for, or if faculty are up for promotion or tenure.

Must attend in person



1 year term





Shelley McKibbon
Information Services Librarian
W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
902-494-2483
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