SustainRT Leaders Wanted

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SustainRT is seeking nominees to stand for Spring 2021 election for the roles of Coordinator-Elect and Member-at-Large (see position descriptions below) of the SustainRT Steering Committee. If sustainability and libraries are important to you, a leadership position offers a remarkable way for you to contribute to SustainRT and our profession. It’s also a great resume builder! SustainRT is a dynamic organization with multiple initiatives in progress that challenge ALA, our profession, our own libraries, and ourselves operate and live in more sustainable ways. Can you picture yourself helping to shepherd these initiatives along?

Nominees must complete and submit the nomination form by December 3rd, 2020 (9:59pm Pacific/10:59pm Mountain/11:59pm Central/12:59am Eastern on December 4th).

Please contact Past-Coordinator Uta Hussong-Christian for nomination form link and details:

Coordinator-Elect: The Coordinator-elect will be elected for a three-year term and serves one year of that term as Coordinator-elect, one year as Coordinator, and one year as Immediate Past Coordinator. The Coordinator-elect shall appoint the chair of each standing committee and members to fill vacancies in such committees, for terms beginning with his/her year as Coordinator, except the Nominating Committee. The Coordinator-elect is expected to attend at least the ALA Annual Conference.

Additional Coordinator-Elect Duties: Serves as Liaison from the Steering Committee for a SustainRT committee, and appoints committee chairs for the next Steering Committee year. Works with ALA Liaison to update the Steering Committee listserv for the coming year and updates the org chart for the coming year. The Coordinator-elect is expected to attend at least the ALA Annual Conference.

The following year as Coordinator, the duties include: The Coordinator shall chair the Steering Committee and shall preside at meetings of the Round Table. The Coordinator shall appoint the Nominating Committee, to be chaired by the Immediate Past Coordinator, for the next election cycle. The Coordinator shall identify actions of interest to the SustainRT and recommend such actions to the Board.

Additional Coordinator duties: Schedules and chairs monthly Steering Committee meetings, works with Steering Committee members to set goals and vision for upcoming year, acts as central communicating role amongst and between Steering Committee members, recommends updates for the procedures manual as necessary, facilitates projects as necessary, assists any/all Steering Committee and standing committee members with special projects. The Coordinator is expected to attend both ALA Midwinter and Annual conferences.

Member-at-Large: This is a two-year commitment. Members at Large shall serve as a liaison between the membership and the Steering Committee, and work on special projects as assigned by the Steering Committee or the Coordinator.

Additional Member-at-Large Duties: Serves as Liaison from the Steering Committee for a SustainRT committee. Members at Large are expected to attend either the ALA Midwinter conference or the ALA Annual Conference.

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