This Week in NDSA: Upcoming Tours and Elections

We here at NDSA are excited about our upcoming tours at area digital preservation facilities. We want to end the Winter semester with a bang, so check out the number of places we will be touring!

May 2016 Tours

ProQuest opened this state-of-the-art microfilm manufacturing and scanning facility in May of 2010. Today they have 55 day and 20 afternoon shift employees working this location to produce ProQuest traditional microform products and to scan/digitize content for ProQuest. Touring the Ypsilanti facility will help students learn about ProQuest’s manufacturing, film/fiche storage and scanning processes. ProQuest, 699 James L. Hart Parkway Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Tour: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 10:00 am to 12 noon.

University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library
The Bentley has become one of the largest and most successful University-based archives in America. Bentley staff has expertise in best practices for how to organize, safe-keep, and digitize letters, photographs, audio recordings and other historic documents resulting in digital collections of thousands of images. University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library, 1150 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Tour: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

University of Michigan’s Buhr Remote Shelving Facility
Tour led by Lance Stutchell, Digital Preservation Librarian at the University of Michigan. Understand his role within the larger library system and the need for best practice research. The tour will also walk through the Library’s Digital Conversion Unit with its impressive digitization facilities. University of Michigan’s Buhr Remote Shelving Facility, 837 Greene Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3297 Tour: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

RSVP for May tours now by clicking here!

Officer Elections

We will be holding elections for the 2016-2017 academic year on Monday, May 16th at 7:00 pm. Join us via Adobe Connect.

Description of officer’s duties

All officers:
Attend officers meeting and general meetings.
Respond and answer e-mails concerning organizational business
Participate in events and special projects

Presides over meetings of the NDSA student organization.
Facilities and presides over the NDSA officers meetings.
Calls special meetings of the NDSA officers. (If Necessary)
Maintains contact with the organizations advisor and the SLIS department.
Represents the organization to the University
Sets the long and short terms goals of the organization for the academic year.

Vice President:
Assumes the duties of the President if the latter is not present. Additionally, assumes the position of President if that office becomes vacant and until the next election.
Maintains the financial records and transactions of the student group.
Assists in leadership of the group and fulfills additional duties and responsibilities as necessary.

Serve as a point of contact for the organization.
Take minutes of meetings, special events, or presentations and create a blog post.
Monitor e-mail account, answer questions, and respond to emails.
Create RSVPs forms for events and confirm RSVPs.
Coordinate proposals and subsequent correspondence regarding the colloquium or other events.
Works closely with the marketing and events chairperson to coordinate events.

Communications Chair:
Draft and send messages to the various SLIS listservs.
Post updates to the Facebook/Twitter and monitor the accounts.
Create blog posts on updates about the group or specific topics or events.
Manage the dissemination of notices and invites for the colloquium and other events.
Create flyers, promotional materials, etc. for group events.
E-mail prospective members when names/contact information is gathered at orientations/events.
Help to coordinate with guest speakers.
Coordinate the “This Week in NDSA” blog posts.

If you are interested in applying for one of the officer positions, please fill out the following form. Note: Deadline for submission is May 14th.

Apply to be a NDSA Officer by clicking here!


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