Dear ACYIG Members,
At the end of this year, three of our respected colleagues — Jill Korbin, David Rosen, and Tom Weisner — will be finishing their terms on the ACYIG Board. This was a planned rotation, and I would like to publicly thank them all for helping make ACYIG the organization it is today. From liaising with the AAA to conference organizing, to representing the Anthropology of Children and Youth both within and outside the field, we could not have asked for better colleagues to start and grow ACYIG. Many thanks to Jill, David, and Tom!
I am also very happy to announce that the ACYIG Board has appointed Dr. Heather Rae-Espinoza (CSU Long Beach) to one of these three open positions. We look forward to working with her in the coming year.
However, this still leaves two open Board positions to be filled! In the past, ACYIG has conducted open Board appointments whenever possible. Board appointments are considered to be two-year positions on our six-person Board and typically require attendance at the annual meeting of the AAA and the annual ACYIG joint conference during one’s tenure. ACYIG Board member duties include: maintaining official interest group status with AAA; optimizing professional opportunities for members available via AAA; overseeing and growing professional presence within and outside AAA; and organizing the annual ACYIG joint conference.
If you would like to be considered for one of the two open positions on the ACYIG Board, please email one to two paragraphs to Dr. Rachael Stryker at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, December 15, 2013 stating why you would like to become a Board member and what you feel you can bring to ACYIG. Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you. The ACYIG Board will make decisions by January 15, 2014, and notify you soon after. Your duties as an ACYIG Board Member begin on February 1, 2014, and your appointment will be confirmed at the ACYIG business meeting in Charleston, SC later that month when you are formally introduced to the membership.
If you have any questions about ACYIG Board member duties or this open Board appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answer them.