Volunteer

The Delaware Library Association has many opportunities to become involved. See the list below for current openings in positions. Please note: our committees are always looking for volunteers. Visit the Committee Chair webpage to find the contact information for each committee.

Divisions: 

College & Research Libraries:

CRLD is seeking two positions: Treasurer and Vice-President. Treasurer serves a two-year term and is responsible for keeping track of the division’s budget and report expenses to the DLA Treasurer. Vice-President is a three-year term, moving up in the ranks to President and Former President. Vice-President largely plans the programs for the annual MLA/DLA Conference. Both positions are expected to attend CLRD meeting and other related tasks. 
Email: Kaitlyn Tanis, kltanis AT udel.edu.

Delaware Association of School Librarians: Seeking positions for Treasurer and Secretary. 

Secretary (serves a staggered two-year term)

  • Record minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board and the Division.
  • Present prepared minutes for approval at the next meeting.

Treasurer (serves a staggered two-year term)

  • Keep track of the Division’s expenditures.
  • Serve as Chair of the Division Membership Committee.

Email: Rachel Culver, Rachel.Culver AT lib.de.us

Committees: 

Bulletin, Based on own timeline:

Plan, design, and distribute the DLA Bulletin quarterly. Bulletin Chair also serves as a Co-Chair to the Communications Committee, which helps to plan posts on the website, social media, and the bulletin. As the editor and creator of the DLA Bulletin, this candidate will be in charge of asking members of DLA for content, which they will compile using Canva or Microsoft Publisher. This position is perfect for someone who wants to get involved in DLA and has a knack or passion for creating and structuring content!
Email: Nicole Worth at nicole.worth AT lib.de.us.

Social Justice Committee Chair: 

The SJC (formerly Diversity Committee) has undergone some changes in the last few years, and the current Chair has worked to ensure a smooth transition. The committee draws attention to discrimination and injustices that occur in Delaware libraries, and recommends appropriate action to right those injustices. The members of SJC are passionate about social justice and drive the direction of the committee through their contributions, including suggesting and leading initiatives. The Committee Chair keeps this work going by coordinating work on projects, organizing meetings, and representing the committee when meeting with community organizations.

Email: Kayla Abner at kabner AT udel.edu.

Nominations Committee: 

If you are interested in recruiting members of DLA to join committees and take on leadership roles, this position is for you! Nominations Chair is primarily responsible for finding volunteers to keep DLA running and is in charge of running the large, DLA Executive Board election in May each year. 

Email: Rachel Culver, Rachel.Culver AT lib.de.us