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Deadline Extended: Join the bloggERS Team!

  • 1.  Deadline Extended: Join the bloggERS Team!

    Posted 18 days ago

    We’ve extended the deadline to apply to be a member of bloggERS! (https://saaers.wordpress.com/), the blog of the Electronic Records Section (ERS) of the Society of American Archivists. The blog fosters communication and collaboration within the ERS and across the wider archival community. We, in conjunction with the ERS Steering Committee, are looking for two volunteers to take up the positions of Assistant Team Leader and Communications Liaison.

    Assistant Team Leader:

    The Assistant Team Leader serves as the second to the Team Leader. They assist in running the blog and promoting regular publication of scholarship. This role is open to all eligible Electronic Records Section members. The appointee will serve non-renewable two-year term (with potential to stay on as Team Member following end of term). Note: This position is appointed and not subject to election.

    • Term of service: 2 year term (first year as Assistant; second year as Leader)
    • Term limit: 1 term
    • Duties:
      • Keep notes during biweekly meetings
      • Help the Team Leader liaise between the Editorial Team and the ERS Steering Committee
      • Assist the Team Leader with other duties as needed
      • Learn the ropes about how the blog runs, to ensure continuity from year to year
      • Manage (recruit, edit, publish) one post every six weeks
      • Serve as Team Leader upon conclusion of first year of term

    If you are interested in this position, please fill out the application by August 5th at the latest.

    Communications Liaison:

    The Communications Liaison facilitates communications between the Steering Committee and the Section membership and other audiences, including but not limited to the SAA microsite, electronic mailing list, blogs, social media, and other forms of online communication not yet in use by the Section. This role is open to all eligible Electronic Records Section members. The appointee will serve a renewable one-year term. Note that this role is appointed and not subject to election.

    Communications Liaison description:

    • Term of service: renewable one-year term
    • Term limit: none
    • Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month
    • This role is officially defined in the ERS Standing Rules (can be a member of ERS or the ERS Steering Committee)
    • Duties:
      • Attend the ERS Steering Committee and bloggERS Editorial Board Meetings
      • Manage and maintain the blog’s technical infrastructure, at the direction of the Team Leader
      • Feed blog posts to social media and various appropriate listservs

    If interested in this position, please fill out the application by August 5th at the latest. If you want to learn more about this position, email current Communications Liaison Brenna Edwards at brenna.edwards01@gmail.com.

    Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to have you join our team!



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    Brenna Edwards
    Manager for Digital Archives
    Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
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