REMINDER: Nominations for a new Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the EAD Roundtable are due by June 1. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The newly elected Vice Chair/Chair Elect will serve for one year as Vice Chair then proceed to serve as Chair for the following year. The primary responsibilities of the Vice Chair are:
-Supporting the Chair with administrative tasks, including planning the annual meeting

-Acting as webmaster, which includes maintenance of the EAD Help Pages

The Chair is responsible for:
-All administrative tasks, including information sharing, coordinating elections, and planning and leading the annual meeting

-Acting as a liaison to other groups and to SAA leadership

-Serving as an ex officio member on the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) of the Standards Committee

Roundtable leadership is a great way to become acquainted with the inner workings of SAA and to get to know your EAD colleagues. If you are interested in nominating someone for this position, please send me his or her name, email address, and institutional affiliation. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All candidates will be asked to provide a brief statement. Nominations will be accepted until June 1, 2011.

If you would like additional information about the responsibilities of the Vice Chair and Chair, please contact me ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) or current Vice Chair Mark Matienzo ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Thanks,

John R. Nemmers
Descriptive and Technical Services Archivist
Special and Area Studies Collections
University of Florida Smathers Libraries
Gainesville, FL 32611-7005