Friday, June 15, 2007

Looking for Leadership - LIS Student Organizations

It is my understanding that many of us will be graduating and we're going to have to initiate all the newbies. Brian and I have discussed starting Wiki. It will take the form of a Student Organization Handbook. We started from scratch pretty much and we think that future leaders need not re-invent the wheel.

In this wiki, we're going to discuss EVERYTHING WE CAN THINK OF, including:
  • How to get money for your org
  • Fundraising
  • What type of events & workshops are popular
  • How to set up a general email account
  • How to set up your own listserv
  • Where to get your stuff archived and saved for future student leaders
  • Contact names (both from WSU and from our respective organizations)
  • Working with Student Council (read, getting MORE money)
  • Important annual events (orientations, open houses, etc)
  • How to get involved off-campus
  • Writing an annual report
  • Becoming an "official" group on campus (Dean of Students Office)

There are MANY more things that we'll cover. Brian and I have agreed to get going on this in July, when our scedules clear up a little. What are your suggestions? What do you want to know?

Also, many of the orgs are looking for a few good men and women to take over the leadership. It is my belief that taking on this type of responsibility will enrich your time at Wayne State and it will boost your resume to the front of the pack.



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