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    Welcome to the SiGUCCS Community!

    SIGUCCS is more than an annual conference. Its a group of higher education IT professionals who share, collaborate and communicate throughout the year. We look forward to your participation!

    There are several ways that you can be involved in various activities of SIGUCCS:

    1. Become a SIGUCCS Member

    Members receive benefits such as discounted conference registration, participation in the Mentoring Program, members-only webinars, access to the ACM Digital Library, and opportunities to network with colleagues to find solutions for the same challenges you face.

    Individual membership is $25/year. Make an investment in you. Join SIGUCCS.

    2. Join our Online Community

    Join our online community in LinkedIn. Participate in discussions, keep in touch with SIGUCCS members, keep posted on upcoming events, and share information.

    3. Participate in the SIGUCCS Discussion Lists

    SIGUCCS provides an e-mail discussion lists for ongoing communication and collaboration between people who are interested in discussing user services issues. You'll find that many schools have the same challenges and are willing to share best practices, ideas & help point you in the right direction.

    4. Participate on a SIGUCCS Committee

    Many who have volunteered at SIGUCCS conferences seek further involvement through volunteering to serve the organization. In addition to the elected officers (Chair, Vice Chair/Conference Liaison, Secretary, Treasurer, Information Director), SIGUCCS has committees that support the Board's activities. Members of these committees are appointed by the Board. Current committees include: Awards Selection Committee, Communication Awards Committee, Marketing Committee, and Mentor Program Advisors.

    Serving the organization in one of these capacities will provide you with an excellent professional development opportunity while making sure your SIGUCCS colleagues continue to experience a vibrant professional community.

    5. Join or Start a Local SIGUCCS Chapter

    Local or regional chapters provide a mechanism for collaboration and cooperation within your locale.
    - About Professional Chapters: http://www.acm.org/chapters/professional-chapters
    - Professional Chapter in a Box: http://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/chapters/chapter-in-a-box-professional.pdf

    6. Attend a Conference

    ACM SIGUCCS sponsors an annual conference each October or November. For more information, visit our conference information page.

    7. Become a SIGUCCS Conference Volunteer

    All of the work to make the SIGUCCS Conferences happen is done by a team of volunteers. The SIGUCCS Board selects experienced leaders as conference and program chairs. Other positions are selected by the conference core committee on the basis of known willingness to serve. Typically, committee membership includes a mix of experienced and new people.

    Conference Committee Volunteer roles include: Conference Evaluations, First Timers Coordinator, Local Arrangements Coordinator, Photography, Program Committee (track chairs and readers), Publications, Publicity/Marketing, Registration, Volunteer Coordinator, Webmaster

    Volunteers at the Conference also include: session chairs, registration desk volunteers, and conference materials setup

    Volunteer Now!

    Whether you know exactly what you’d like to do or you just want to get involved and meet people, you can indicate your interest in volunteering for SIGUCCS by filling out the volunteer form. Any questions - just ask a board member for further information.

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