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Call for Volunteers: Dalhousie SIM Alumni Association Executive and Committees

May 15, 2019

Looking for something exciting to put on your resume?

Put your name forward for the School of Information Management Alumni Association executive and school committee positions!

These positions have a minimal time commitment, and enable you to network and collaborate with other professionals.

If you or someone you know are/would be interested, please email Robyn Gray (robyn.gray.mlis@gmail.com) by May 22, 2019.

This is a great opportunity to get involved professionally, and have a lasting impact on the future of SIM!

Robyn Gray


Executive Committee

Chair, SIMSAA Executive

Description:

  • Work with SIM to hold Outstanding Alumni Award/New SIM student welcome event in the fall
  • May be asked to emcee the OAA/Welcome event
  • Chair executive meetings and Annual General Meeting
  • Ensure formation of selection committee for OAA
  • Serve as SIMAA rep on SIM School Council, providing an annual report for its spring meeting

Time Commitment:

  • Some emails, 3-4 meetings a year.
  • Create agendas for Welcome reception and annual meeting (prior years’ examples are available to refer to)
  • Write annual report for SIM School Council (prior years’ examples are available to refer to)

Duration:

Typically:

  • 1 year term as Chair
  • 1 year term as Past Chair

Program Convenor

Description:

  • Make arrangements for SIMAA’s functions
  • Act as a liaison between SIMAA and SIMSA
  • Member of the most recent graduating class.

Time Commitment:

  • 3-4 meetings a year

Duration:

  • 1 year term

SIM Committee Reps

MLIS Curriculum Committee

Description:

  • Reviews curriculum and curriculum feedback from students and staff, as well as core competencies of students/graduates

Time Commitment:

  • Meets once per month over lunch
  • Members may attend meetings remotely

Duration:

  • 2 year term

Appointments, Promotions & Tenure Committee

Description:

  • Meet with the committee to consider appointments, promotion and tenure of SIM faculty

Time Commitment:

  • Dependent on whether positions are being hired for, or if faculty are up for promotion or tenure.
  • Must attend in person

Duration:

  • 2 year term
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