The deadline to submit your nomination has been extended to Friday, February 26!
The Roundtable for Early Professionals and Students (REPS) is calling for nominations for REPS leaders! We will elect the new leaders at the NEA Spring 2016 conference (March 31 – April 2) in Portland!
Please read on for more information on your chance to become a REPS leader!
Why should I run for REPS office?
Taking a leadership role in REPS means planning events and programs that benefit beginning archivists. You’ll make a difference in the careers of your peers and your own as well. You’ll also take an active role in NEA. You’ll have the opportunity to advocate for the roundtable and its members within NEA, and you’ll make valuable connections with experienced archivists throughout New England. This is your chance to grow your own network and help others do the same, all while contributing in a big way to the profession!
What positions are open?
- Two Co-Chairs of REPS:
- One early professional
- One student with at least one year of coursework remaining
- Three Steering Committee Members of REPS:
- Secretary for REPS
- Student Liaison for REPS
- Website and Social Media Coordinator for REPS
What would my responsibilities be?
All REPS leaders will serve two-year terms**, beginning at the end of the NEA Spring Conference. To learn about the specific tasks involved with each position, please see the REPS Bylaws, Article Four: https://repsnea.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/nea-reps-bylaws-final-1-2014.pdf.
How can I run?
To nominate yourself for a REPS leadership position, please email the following information to the REPS email address firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, February 21:
- First and last name
- Student or early professional
- If you are a student, indicate your expected graduation date
- Position for which you’re running
- Preferred email address
After the nomination period closes, you’ll be contacted with more information and a request for your official candidate statement.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com to be put in touch with the appropriate person. Have a great week, and we look forward to hearing from many of you soon!
**Please note that the current REPS leadership plans to propose changes to the REPS bylaws at the Spring 2016 meeting. One proposed change is to shorten the term limit to one year. Voting on these changes will happen right after the Spring 2016 meeting and will go into effect shortly thereafter. That said, new REPS leadership may serve only one year terms if the REPS membership votes accordingly after the Spring 2016 meeting. More information about these proposed changes will be shared with the REPS membership on March 1.