Descriptions of Elected Positions

President: Serves as presiding officer and conducts the business of the organization; makes standing committee appointments; serves as liaison to AALL.

Vice-President/President Elect: Assists in conducting the business of the organization and presides in the absence of the president. Assumes presidency the following year.

Secretary: Attends and takes notes of all Board meetings; submits notes of prior meetings for approval. Participates in and assists with SNELLA activities and events.

Treasurer: Maintains the accounts and general ledger of the Association; responsible for the financial affairs of the Chapter. Assists other Chapter officers where needed with various tasks and duties. Treasurer’s major duties include:

  • Writes checks, deposits funds and handles general oversight of the Chapter treasury, documenting receipt of incomes and expenditures of monies.
  • Supplies financial reports to all Board Members at monthly Board meetings.
  • Keeps detailed and itemized records of all financial transactions.
  • Pays bills as directed by the Executive Board.
  • Maintains the Chapter’s financial records.

Member-at-Large: Serves as liaison between the membership and the Board of Directors. Responsible for contacting new members to welcome them to the organization and for arranging an opportunity for all new members to meet one another. Also responsible for seeking opportunities to recruit new members (e.g., contacts library schools to obtain address lists and to provide SNELLA organizational information). Member-at-Large attends all Board meetings and assists with planning and carrying out programs and events.

Nominating Committee: Solicits nominations from the membership through an announcement in the newsletter and then prepares a slate of Officers, Members-at-Large and Nominating Committee members to be presented to the Board of Directors no later than April 15th. Receives election ballots.

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