Get involved in The Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL)

Are you ready to get involved? The Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL) invite you to make a difference.

NOTSL exists to provide opportunities for Technical Services Librarians to exchange information, ideas and experiences in Technical Services. The organization sponsors programs in response to the concerns of our local Technical Services community, publishes our own newsletter NOTSL News semi-annually, and sponsors continuing education scholarships for Technical Services personnel.

NOTSL will hold elections at the Spring Meeting on April 27. Officers elected in April will take office immediately. We seek a Vice Chairperson, a Treasurer, a Scholarship Committee member and an Executive Committee member. This is a great opportunity to represent your organization and contribute to the profession by serving as an officer.

The chief business of NOTSL is to put together two educational meetings per year. The money raised from these meetings is then given as scholarships to technical services librarians and to library school students. The members of the NOTSL board make this happen.
  • The Vice Chairperson serves three consecutive one-year terms, one as Vice-Chairperson/Chairperson Elect, one as Chairperson, and one as Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Your busiest year would be the 2nd year. As Chairperson you would run all of the meetings and work with other board members to plan programs. As Immediate Past Chair you chair the Scholarship Committee.
  • The Scholarship Committee member helps plan meetings, and helps administer the NOTSL scholarships. This is a two-year commitment.
  • The Executive Committee member helps plan meetings and projects and generally assists the Chair. This is a two-year commitment.
We are seeking candidates for each of these offices. Are you interested in running for NOTSL office this spring? If so, please contact Nathan Fralick at or at (814) 732-1542.