EMIERT Volunteer Form
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with EMIERT to help build diversity resources and learning opportunities for academic, public and school libraries. Please indicate your volunteer preferences below and send a current resume to kttrend@gmail.com. Task forces will be entirely virtual and meet in a group's preferred online space (ALA Connect, Google Docs etc.) . Committees will meet both virtually and in person at ALA Midwinter/Annual Conferences. Membership in EMIERT is required to participate in task forces and committees. Our Call to Volunteers transitioned to a yearly process in 2015. This year, the Call to Volunteers takes place April 4, 2016 - May 4, 2016. Volunteers will be notified of their assignments on June 10, 2016. Terms will begin on July 1, 2016.
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Email address
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Job Title
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NMRT, Archives Member, former Archives Committee Chair, Spectrum Interest Group, Member
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Objective Statement (required for chairs only)
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Project management experience (for chairs only)
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Directory of Ethnic Archives Task Force - Academic Libraries
Tasklist: Continue to manage and develop The Directory of Ethnic and Multicultural Archives and Special Collections website https://demasc.wordpress.com/ to build a directory of collections that document diversity through history. Collaborate with professional library organizations, cultural heritage organizations, teachers, and other groups to join us in our effort to highlight diverse special collections. Build collections to highlight ethnic and multicultural archives and special collections in locations hosting ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences. Timeline: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
Guidelines for Selecting Multicultural Materials Task Force - School/Public Libraries
Tasklist: Create a guiding document for evaluating and selecting multicultural materials for youth and adults in public and school libraries. The guidelines will need to include an introductory paragraph that provides an overview of what the guidelines are, who the intended audience is and how they can be utilized. Guidelines will define principles to follow when evaluating and selecting multicultural materials. Guidelines do not include extensive detail, tips, timelines, step-by-step plans, etc. Use the format and structure of RUSA’s Guidelines for Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidemultilingual for developing the guidelines. Timeline: July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017
Great Electronic Resources for English Language Learners Task Force - School/Public Libraries
Tasklist: Develop a list of electronic resources including apps, interactive web spaces and websites that effectively help non-native English language speakers learn and develop English language proficiency and facility in navigating American culture. Define and develop categories based on Task Force consensus. Refer to AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/2013 and ACRL’s CMC/EBSS Webliography English as a Second Language English Speakers of Other Languages ESL/ESOL Web Sites http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/ebss/ebsswebsite/cimc/esl/esl as a guide for format and structure . Timeline: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017.
Membership Committee
Tasklist: Compile monthly and yearly membership statistics in membership spreadsheet and code by member type (public library, school library, academic library etc.). Send monthly emails welcoming new members, thanking renewed/reinstated members and thanking dropped members for their recent membership. Compile monthly reports and participate in monthly Skype meetings and MidWinter and Annual Conferences. Recruit new members through NMRT, student associations and local/national conferences and listservs. Timeline: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017
Electronic Communications Committee
Tasklist: Update social media platforms (currently facebook ,twitter, PInterest) with information tied to our role as ALA's Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table and diversity resources/initiatives within ALA. Balance content for membership groups; i.e. academic, public, school libraries, library and information science schools, special libraries. Access our current social media accounts and browse the content. Content should not reflect personal/political/religious views. Explore content ideas to engage membership. Recruit members to live tweet and/or report out from conferences/programs related to cultural diversity. Timeline : July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017.
Suggest a New Task Force - All library types
Are you working on research related to Ethnic and Multicultural Resources or Services? Do you have an idea for a new Task Force or Committee to help make EMIERT better. Please describe your idea below. All ideas welcome from student and professional members.
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