Do you want to get involved with BC SRC?

BC SRC is looking for volunteers for a new BC SRC Co-Chair and Content Creators!

Call for BC SRC Co-Chair!

The BC Summer Reading Club is seeking a Co-Chair for the 2022 BC SRC. (This is a volunteer position with a three-year cycle, beginning June 2022.)

Below is a general idea of the Chair’s responsibilities:

Working with the BC SRC Provincial Coordinator, and the BC SRC Committee, the Co-Chair will:

  • Select annual artist
  • Develop theme
  • Create seven weekly themes and accompanying activity videos
  • Meet with illustrator to discuss and develop design direction (can be done via Zoom)
  • Review, provide feedback on, and select from artwork using online project management tool
  • Announce theme, artist, etc. to listservs
  • Recruit/coordinate Content Creators and assign content tasks; recruit future co-chair
  • Oversee creation of manual content (review and edit as necessary)
  • Provide book lists to ULS, CELA, NNELS
  • Support Coordinator in surveying participating libraries about use of, and feedback on, the program, future themes, etc., as needed
  • Read SRC Community Story Award submissions and select winner
  • Attend the BCLA conference (registration is paid for BC SRC) to assist the SRC Coordinator with booth/promote BC
  • SRC during Tradeshow/booth; welcome Story Award Winner
  • Attend photo opps as needed/as able
  • Present the BC SRC Community Award to the winner

Qualifications

  • You love the BC SRC and have 3-5 years personal experience working with the BC SRC program
  • You appreciate the way each library system in the province develops the BC SRC to best suit the needs of their community
  • You have the support of your library management team
  • You are technically capable and comfortable with online tools (project management, Skype, etc)
  • You are highly organized and able to meet deadlines
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You are a strong facilitator, comfortable working with differing opinions and building consensus
  • You are able to work collaboratively towards an ultimate goal
  • You are excited by the idea of continuing to grow and evolve the BC SRC

You are able to commit to the following cycle:

  • 2023-24 SRC Co-Chair (begin July 2022)
  • 2025 SRC Past Chair (with light support to Co-Chairs)

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Please send your expression of interest by email (bcsrc[at]bcla.bc.ca) with three paragraphs describing:

  • your experience working with BC SRC
  • a time you have worked collaboratively
  • a time you have facilitated differing opinions

Deadline: to be considered for the 2023-2024 cycle, please submit your expression of interest by May 31, 2022 to bcsrc[at]bcla.bc.ca. Co-Chair to be announced in late June.

Call for Content Creators!

Have you always been interested in contributing your creativity to the BC SRC Manual or creating digital activities for the program? BC SRC is always looking for Content Creators to help support libraries across the province with their wonderful activity ideas and more. The Manual is an invaluable resource for many libraries and as we move to offering online passive activities, we have increased our program offerings. So if you’d like to get more involved with the BC SRC on a provincial level, we’d love to hear from you!

What to expect:

  • Creating inclusive and fun content for children of various ages (dependent on the content)
  • Content creation typically happens in the Fall and finalized for the Manual the following Spring
  • Must have the support from your library management team

Currently seeking:

  • Quiz Creator
  • Activity Video Creator (based off of content created by Program Content Creators)

If you’re interested in getting involved, please email the BC SRC Provincial Coordinator at bcsrc[at]bcla.bc.ca for more information or to share your ideas.