NETSL Executive Board Wants You!

The New England Technical Services Librarians  (NETSL) Executive Board is committed to promoting and supporting technical services activities in New England  Board members plan and present the annual NETSL Spring Conference. The Board also develops programs for the New England Library Association,  presents the annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services, and promotes technical services throughout New England and beyond through partnerships with other similar organizations.

Each year NETSL holds elections to fill open positions on the Board. If you are enthusiastic about innovations in technical services, are interested in contributing to regional technical services programming, and would like to have direct input into the direction of NETSL as an organization, consider running for a position on the NETSL Executive Board. Candidates must be NETSL members (via membership in NELA) to serve on the board.

The following positions on NETSL’s 2011-2012  Executive Board are open:

* Corresponding Secretary (one-year term)

* Recording Secretary (one-year term)

* Treasurer (one-year term)

* Vice President/President-Elect (three-year term)

After serving as VP for one year, the VP succeeds to the office of President, then remains a third year on the Board as Past President. The VP must be, or become, a member of the ALCTS  division of the American Library Association in addition to being a NETSL member. VP candidates write a personal statement (approximately 150 words) outlining their background and interests, which will be included on the ballot.  It is preferable for a VP candidate to have served previously on the NETSL Board.

Terms of office officially begin at the end of NETSL’s annual business meeting, held during the NELA Annual Conference (this year, October 2-4, 2011). The NETSL Board will hold a transition meeting with both current members and incoming members in September 2011.

For additional details about NETSL and the duties of the offices of the Board, visit the NETSL web site:

If you are interested in running for a Board office, please contact Amira Aaron, NETSL President,  at<> or 617-373-4961by July 15th. Election ballots will go out to the membership in late July.

NETSL is a section of the New England Library Association (NELA) and is affiliated with the ALCTS Council of Regional Groups. Membership in NETSL is open to any member of NELA at no additional cost.  For more information on NETSL, visit our website at: