I just posted the meeting minutes to our webpage at http://sirls.arizona.edu/lso. If you are interested in finding out about what we discussed at our virtual meeting please see our notes. Better yet why not join us next time? We have posted our schedule on the SIRLS calendar as well.
Let me just say that I have been the LSO president for a very, short time. One of the things that I have tried to do during this period is to find more ways to get students involved. The best way to do this, in my opinion, is to provide an environment that will support communication, communication, and communication! This is even more vital when most of your colleagues are distant.
I am pleased to say that the number of students who are participating this semester has increased since the past spring semester. Also, we have had so many ideas generated, that there is no possible way to accomplish everything. Further, the LSO would cease to exist without student involvement. One easy way to participate, for example, is to write an interesting article for this blog. We are always looking for good stories, lessons learned, or advice for students. I hope you consider doing this. Not only that, but there are so many things the LSO can do with the right amount of support from our student body. Did you know that we are considering creating a scholarship either for books or conference travel! HELLO! DID SOMEONE SAY MONEY! Not only that, but you can also gain valuable experiences that only can be obtained by stepping outside your box! Sometimes we need to do what is not entirely comfortable (within reason of course) in order to create worthwhile experiences for ourselves.
I am stressing all these points, because as I said earlier my time here has been short which also means… wait for it … that we will have our nomination period coming up (officially November 9th). The next round of officers will have the chance to be nominated, elected, and then they will take their new positions. Will that be you?