The success of NeMLA depends on an engaged volunteer Board. These roles provide an opportunity to shape the Convention as well as NeMLA's contribution to the profession. Positions on the Board are staggered, so each year different roles become available.
Self-nominations are welcome.
Responsibilities for all Board members: two meetings per year: one in the fall (at the site of the upcoming convention) and one on the Thursday of the convention before the convention's official start.
For these meetings, each Board member is required to write a report on the activities related to their particular position.
The Second Vice President serves on the Board for 4 years, in progressive positions. The Second Vice President chairs the Fellowship Committee, whose deadline is at the beginning of February each year. The Second Vice President also assists the President by performing duties assigned and, when necessary, assumes the duties and repsonsibilities of the President. The VPs share with the President and the Executive Director responsibility for the annual convention. With the assistance of the Vice Presidents, and the advice of the Board, the President and the Executive Director plan the annual convention.
The Second Vice President is also responsible for negotiating an agreement with a higher education host institution for the NeMLA conference that will take place on the year they will be the acting President. A new Second Vice President is elected every year to the NeMLA Board.
The Directors represent the interests of the membership as a whole as well as of their particular Area constituency. They oversee the convention program for their particular Area, including the suggestion of Board-sponsored sessions, and work to help the Executive find speakers and other programs. In addition to the convention program committee, they may also be requested to serve on the Board's various other committees. Area Director nominations are staggered.
Nominations are due by June 15 the year before the May term begins. To submit nominations, or for more information about positions or the nominating process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.