Get involved! Be a leader on the CSS executive board!

From: "Dana Skwirut [NJYAC]">
Subject: Get involved! Be a leader on the CSS executive board!
Date: January 9th 2019
Please excuse the cross posting!
Is 2019 the year you take a risk and try something new? Have you considered moving up into management but don't know where to develop your leadership skills? Do you want to get more involved in NJLA? Consider running for a position on the Children's Services Section Executive Board! Being on the Executive Board is a great leadership opportunity and a fun way to connect and work with other librarians in the state.
We need candidates for First Vice-President/President Elect and Member at Large. Details for each position are given below.
We also still need a secretary/treasurer! This position is open ASAP and, as a two year term, would run through next year.
Anyone interested in serving as Secretary/Treasurer can get in touch with Pham Condello ASAP at
Anyone interested in running as First Vice-President/President Elect or Member at Large can email Dana Skwirut ( with the following information by January 25th:
• Name
• Desired position
• Brief statement
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dana (
Position details:
First Vice-President/President-Elect
The first vice-president/president-elect shall act as program chair for the Section; shall perform the duties of the president in the president's absence; and shall represent the Section at NJLA Conference Committee meetings.

Term of office: 1st year as Vice-President, 2nd year as President, and 3rd year as Past President. 
(There must be a minimum of two candidates running for this position. The winner of the most votes is elected to this position.  The candidate with the next highest number of votes becomes the 2nd Vice President.)
Second Vice-President (Nominated by running for First Vice-President/President Elect)
The second vice-president will be an official liaison between the CSS Board and the NJLA Executive Board, and ensure that a CSS Board member attends all NJLA Executive Board meetings or obtains a summary report to present at each CSS Executive Board meeting. This member will work with the liaison to the CSS section appointed by the NJLA Executive Board to supply reports to the CSS Board and assist the First Vice-President in planning conference programs. 

Term of office: One year.
(The candidate with the next highest number of votes for First Vice-President/President-Elect becomes the 2nd Vice President.)
The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep the minutes of all membership and Executive Board meetings; shall give notice of all meetings and assume other duties as assigned; shall keep accurate financial records; shall submit bills and receipts to the NJLA treasurer; shall prepare reports for CSS Executive Board and membership meetings; and shall act as liaison to the NJLA treasurer with regard to Section financial matters. Term of office: Two years.
Members-at-large must attend a minimum of four CSS board meetings per year; shall participate in the decisions of the Board; in the first year they shall act as official liaisons to the NJLA Public Policy Committee; in the second year they shall be responsible for the nomination of the CSS Executive Board candidates. Term of office: Two years.
Share with anyone you think may be interested!
Dana Skwirut
Children's Librarian
Bernards Township Library
32 South Maple Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-204-3031 x3
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