A Change You Might Not Even Notice
Next week INALJ will undergo a significant change in its volunteer structure…and if I was not sharing this with you you might not even notice once it happened. That is intentional. The change is to lesson the time each volunteer spends on INALJ, while concentrating the web maintenance down to a few key members, as opposed to the 63 head editors all individually updating the site. It is not to change what we do. So why even share that this change will be happening? Because LIS professionals are highly observant and I wanted a statement online that my editors could point to if anyone did have a question. So the change:
WHAT POSITIONS ARE GOING?
The Head Editor position is being split into two new positions as of Monday. Head Editors, one for every state/province/country page that we cover, started in January 2013. They spent on average 10 hours a week managing assistants, adding jobs, finding and formatting jobs and blogging. We found that this is too many people to keep track of and that page updating (though random and rare) was suffering.
WHAT ARE THE NEW POSITIONS?
Senior Editors & Senior Assistants are the new titles for the split duties of the former Head Editor positions. Senior Editors will be responsible for deleting old jobs and adding new ones that are sent to them already formatted. Each Senior Editor will maintain anywhere from 3-8 pages and average 7-8 hours a week. This smaller group of former Head Editors will ensure that the pages are updated Monday-Friday, no exceptions. Senior Assistants will find and format jobs for the pages 5 days a week and spend an hour a day on this task. Not bad and a much more reasonable time commitment for LIS volunteers, many of whom either work or are on the job hunt themselves.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?
Easy, all the info you need is on our Volunteer at INALJ page!
If you are interested in joining our volunteer work please contact us. The info is within the link. I am so humbled and proud of the work my volunteers do and make no mistake, this is work. Thanks to everyone who has let us know they found their jobs on INALJ. That is why we do this! Raise a glass to many more successes.