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*Please send any nominations by Friday, May 31st! Self-nominations are 
encouraged! *

Are you seeking an opportunity to expand your network and get further 
involved in the oral history community? If so, consider running for an 
open position on SAA's Oral History Section Steering Committee.

Benefits of providing your time and expertise to the Steering Committee 
include:

  * Networking with engaged colleagues.
  * Cultivating leadership skills in a real world setting.
  * Driving trends in the field.
  * Gaining service credit for career advancement.
  * Satisfying continuing education and/or certification requirements.

Our current co-chair Jaycie Vos says of her experience:

"As an early career archivist, being a steering committee member of the 
SAA oral history section is a great way for me to connect with others 
across the profession and develop my leadership skills. I can serve, 
keep my finger on the pulse, and learn from other members with different 
experiences than my own all at once!"

/Please note: you must be a member of SAA to be eligible./*

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*Consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of these positions:*

/Vice-Chair (3 year commitment, as Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past Chair)/

The vice-chair/chair-elect serves as acting chair in the absence of the 
chair, organizes the annual meeting of the section, sets the agenda of 
the Steering Committee, and participates as a member of the Steering 
Committee in all its activities. This is an officer level position. 
Expect approximately 2-4 hours of committee work a month.

/Steering Committee Member (2 year commitment, 2 open positions) /

Steering Committee Member assists the SC in setting and completing the 
section's annual work. Recently the OHS focused on improving 
communication outlets, collaborating with affiliated SAA sections and 
aligned organizations, and establishing an Oral History program within 
SAA. Expect approximately 1-2 hours of committee work a month.

If interested, please submit a headshot and brief bio/candidate 
statement (1-2 paragraphs each) describing your interest in serving on 
the Steering Committee by Friday, May 31, 2019.  You must be a member of 
SAA to run for a position. You can submit your interest, along with any 
questions, to:

Amanda Pellerin, Immediate Past Chair and Nominating Committee Chair - 
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Andy Kolovos, Steering Committee Member - 
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Ellen Brooks, Steering Committee Member - [log in to unmask] 
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And check out the OHS Standing Rules 
<https://www2.archivists.org/groups/oral-history-section/standing-rules> 
(https://www2.archivists.org/groups/oral-history-section/standing-rules) 
for more information.

-- 
Andy Kolovos Ph.D., MLS
Associate Director and Archivist
Vermont Folklife Center
http://www.vtfolklife.org
Office: 802/388-4964
Cell: 802/373-4736