New to CAA? Longtime member? Consider running for Steering Committee election!

20 Feb 2019 12:33 PM | Kara Jefts (Administrator)

During CAA’s Steering Committee election, we will share comments from current Steering Committee members about their work with CAA. Today we hear from Ashley Gosselar. Ashley was elected for a 2018-2020 term and currently serves on the Steering Committee as the Outreach Liaison and as a member of the Strategic Plan Working Group.

My CAA story is probably similar to many others. I began as an out-of-town listserv lurker then officially joined the organization when I moved to Chicago. I soon volunteered for a subcommittee and have happily served on various working groups. The comradery among members and the chance to use my professional skills to give back to my community have continually prompted me to say yes to CAA. Does this sound like you, too? If so, I encourage you to think seriously about serving on CAA's Steering Committee. The opportunity to see, understand, and influence the big picture of a professional association I care about is very rewarding. It is a pleasure to serve alongside archivists who also care deeply about CAA, and I often have the privilege of saying yes to CAA members who bring creative and thoughtful ideas to the organization. Supporting what works in our organization while grappling with our growing edges is humbling and exciting. Serving on CAA's Steering Committee is a wonderful opportunity to think and talk deeply about our mission and to guide our strategic directions. I invite you to say a big, hopeful yes to CAA's future by joining the Steering Committee.

To volunteer, submit a brief (1-2 paragraphs) Statement of Interest outlining your background and motivation for serving on the Steering Committee toinfo@chicagoarchivists.org. Please include your full name, title, place of work (if applicable), and preferred contact phone and email address.

The deadline to submit your Statement is Friday, March 1 at 5:00 pm.


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