Our regional committees need you. They need people who really care about school libraries to come along to committee meetings - or even to contribute online or by email - to ensure that our regions are able to continue.
Why do we need you:
Our regional committees need a Chair, a secretary, a treasurer and a national representative to function. They also need some committee members to share ideas and help. These people keep your region running, organising the events you go to, the PD you are offered close to home and in the major centres. You can’t have all this good stuff without having an enthusiastic bunch of people to make it happen.
New fresh blood is important. Some of our regions are really struggling to find people to join the committee.
- It isn’t an onerous job
- It is often really good fun
- It looks great on your CV
- You get to be more involved in what is happening near you and having a say in what is offered in your region
- Principals love their librarians to be involved
- Enhance your skills and get to know some really great people.
- Contribute to the development of school libraries in New Zealand
Are you interested? Contact your local rep. Join at the next AGM. (Or just send an email to your rep saying you are keen to help.) All our committees will welcome new members. We really want new people to share their ideas and to get involved. We also need to have new people coming through the system so that SLANZA doesn’t run out of steam.
From a personal standpoint, being a member of our committee makes me happy, we have lots of fun, we enjoy coming up with ideas of things our members might enjoy. Making our events happen is exciting and stimulating and we build relationships and networks with cool people.
I heartily encourage you to get involved. Bring your passion for school libraries and make our organisation hum.