Society of Southwest Archivists
The Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section is seeking nominations for the appointed ex-officio positions of Junior Blog Editors (2 positions), Junior Social Media Coordinator (1 position), and Student Chapter Coordinator (1 position). See descriptions below for more information on responsibilities and expectations. Ex-officio positions are open to all SNAP members.
The term for each office is one year, beginning on January 1, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2021. A second year may optionally be considered after the end of the first year. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, please complete the following form. All nominations are due by 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 4, 2020. If you are nominated by someone else, you will have an opportunity before the ballot goes live to write your own candidate statement.
To apply, please complete this form: forms.gle/XLTNgQtowSAtrAPM6
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The SNAP Section steering committee will review all nominations received by 11:59 PM (PST) on Friday, December 4, 2020. All candidates will be notified of appointment decisions by or before Wednesday, December 15, 2020. Results will be announced on the SNAP listserv, Twitter feed, Facebook page, and blog in mid-December.
Junior Blog Editor - 2 positions (2 year optional appointment; rotating position)
The Junior Blog Editors work closely with each other and the Senior Blog Editors to jointly solicit, schedule, format, and post content for the SNAP audience. The Junior Blog Editors also work with the Social Media Coordinators to publicize blog content on Twitter and Facebook. Editors will have their eyes and ears open for potential stories, and will solicit contributions in the form of written posts, video, infographics, audio, etc. that could benefit the SNAP community. They will coordinate posts from others and contribute content when/if interested. The Junior Blog Editors will need to know or be willing to learn WordPress, have solid email skills to communicate with contributors, and feel comfortable working with an online editorial calendar. The Junior Blog Editors have the option to rotate into the Senior Blog Coordinator position after one year. The position requires a minimum of 2 hours a week.
Junior Social Media Coordinator - 1 position (2 year optional appointment; rotating position)
The incoming junior social media coordinators will help the incumbent senior social media coordinator to maintain SNAP Twitter and Facebook accounts, run #snaprt Twitter chats (2 chats a month on the fives), coordinate SNAP live-tweeting at SAA and other professional organization meetings, promoting blog posts, and investigate and establish additional social media presences as appropriate. The junior social media coordinators have the option to rotate into the senior social media coordinator after one year. The position requires a minimum of 5 hours a week.
Student Chapter Coordinator - 1 position (1 year position)
The Student Chapter Coordinator will serve as a liaison between SAA student chapters and SNAP. This position will be responsible for distributing information about SNAP and SNAP-lead initiatives to student chapters and facilitating frequent communication between SNAP and the student chapters. The position requires a minimum of 1 hour a week.
Brenna Edwards (she/her)
Chair, Students and New Professionals Section
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