Call for BC SRC Co-Chair!

Call for BC SRC Co-Chair!

The BC Summer Reading Club is seeking a Co-Chair for the 2021 BC SRC. (This is a volunteer position with a three-year cycle, beginning April 2020.)

Below is a general idea of the Chair’s responsibilities:

Working with the BC SRC Provincial Coordinator, and the BC SRC Committee, the Co-Chair will:

  • Select annual artist
  • Develop theme
  • Craft seven weekly themes
  • Meet with illustrator to discuss and develop design direction  (Can be done via Skype)
  • Review, provide feedback on, and select from artwork using online project management tool
  • Announce theme, artist, etc. to listservs
  • Recruit/coordinate Content Creators and assign content tasks; recruit future co-chair
  • Oversee creation of manual content (review and edit as necessary)
  • Provide book lists to ULS, CELA, NNELS
  • Support Coordinator in surveying participating libraries about use of, and feedback on, the program, future themes, etc., as needed
  • Read SRC Community Story Award submissions and select winner
  • Attend the BCLA conference (registration is paid for BC SRC) to assist the SRC Coordinator with booth/promote BC SRC during Tradeshow; welcome Story Award Winner
  • Attend photo opps as needed/as able
  • Present the BC SRC Community Award to the winner

Qualifications

  • You love the BC SRC and have 3-5 years personal experience working with the BC SRC program
  • You appreciate the way each library system in the province develops the BC SRC to best suit the needs of their community
  • You have the support of your library management team
  • You are technically capable and comfortable with online tools (project management, Skype, etc)
  • You are highly organized and able to meet deadlines
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You are a strong facilitator, comfortable working with differing opinions and building consensus
  • You are able to work collaboratively towards an ultimate goal
  • You are excited by the idea of continuing to grow and evolve the BC SRC
  • You are able to commit to the following cycle:

2021 SRC Co-Chair (begin April 2020)
2022 SRC Co-Chair
2023 SRC Past Chair (with light support to Co-Chairs)

If this sounds like you, please send your expression of interest by email (bcsrc@bclibrary.ca) with three paragraphs describing:

  • your experience working with BC SRC
  • a time you have worked collaboratively
  • a time you have facilitated differing opinions

Deadline: to be considered for the 2021-2023 cycle, please submit your expression of interest by March 25, 2020 to bcsrc@bclibrary.ca. Co-Chair to be announced end of March.

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