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Board Position Descriptions

Incoming Chair/Chair/Chair Emeritus

This is a three-year position. Incoming Chair works with the Chair to learn about the position, and begin planning for their year as Chair.  It is the responsibility of the Chair to secure an author/illustrator for the annual CAYAS breakfast for the fall WLA conference, they can begin planning during their time as Incoming Chair.  Chair Emeritus is responsible for elections, and working with Student Liaisons to coordinate Booktalking the Best at the fall WLA conference.

Communications Officer

This is a two-year position. It is the responsibility of the Communications Officer to take notes at board meetings and section meetings, send out completed minutes in a timely fashion, update CAYAS webpages & manage social media accounts.

Board Position #1

This is a two-year position. This board member works in the spring/summer to select a Visionary Award Winner to be presented at the WLA Conference the following fall. In the early spring, they will work to determine a topic and speaker for the fall workshop. This position is elected in even years and presents their workshop in odd years.

Board Position #2

This is a two-year position. This board member works in the fall to determine a topic and speaker for the spring workshop. This position is elected in even years and presents their workshop in odd years.

Board Position #3

This is a two-year position. This board member works in the spring/summer to select a Visionary Award Winner to be presented at the WLA Conference the following fall. In the early spring, they will work to determine a topic and speaker for the fall workshop. This position is elected in odd years and presents their workshop in even years.

Board Position #4

This is a two-year position. This board member works in the fall to determine a topic and speaker for the spring workshop. This position is elected in odd years and presents their workshop in even years.

On-Campus/Distance Student Liaison

This can be a 1-2 year position, depending on the student’s schedule for graduation. This position may also be shared. The Student Liaison works with the Chair Emeritus to invite student presenters for Booktalking the Best at the WLA Conference. The Student Liaisons finds their replacement in the spring.