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Volunteering for SCS

The volunteer period for 2023 committee appointments and 2023 elections is now open!

With over 30 committees and the Board of Directors, there are plenty of opportunities for members to contribute to our current efforts and shape the future directions of the Society and the field. We are calling for volunteers for: (a) appointed committee service beginning in January 2023 and; (b) elected offices beginning in January 2024 with elections occurring in summer 2023, although Nominating Committee members will begin service in Fall 2023.

Committee Appointments

We have openings in January 2023 on most appointed committees, as well as some state legate positions and the delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies.

If you have expertise and interest in collecting data about the field and profession, please consider volunteering for the new SCS Data Committee, approved by the board in June 2022. This committee will manage and direct data collection efforts for SCS and is the result of a year-long planning process. There are various different positions on this committee and we encourage you to read a summary of the committee's structure and purpose prior to volunteering.

Elected Offices

Elected positions that will appear on the 2023 election slate include:

President-Elect (three-year term on the board as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President)

VP for Communications and Outreach (three-year term on the board with oversight of the Communications and Outreach Division)

Nominating Committee (three-year term with responsibility for filling the SCS election slate, service begins in Fall 2023)

Program Committee (three-year term with responsibility for reviewing abstracts and proposals for the annual meeting, as well as discussing possible changes to the annual meeting and changes to program committee policies and procedures)

Goodwin Award of Merit Committee (three-year term will responsibility for selecting three winners of the Goodwin Award, the Society's only book prize)

Learn More

You can learn more about the board and committees on this page.

How to Volunteer

Please fill out the volunteer survey form if you would like to volunteer for a specific office, or if you would like to serve but are unsure in what capacity. If you are unable to volunteer for 2023-2024, you can also fill out the survey to indicate that SCS officers and staff should not approach you this year about committee or board service

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