Friday, February 9, 2007

Throw Your Hat in the Ring! Fish Officer Descriptions

Dear Prospective Officers,
By now you're swamped with opportunities to run for office in an iSchool student organization. We here at the 'fish are happy to add to that chaos. We've spelled out below what's involved in officership: editor, marketing director or web guru. This is your shot at being at the center of a powerful media outlet. Move over, Hearst Corporation. Hit the road, We're talking high wow factor. Get bookish or joky, sentimental, ludicrous or silly with the ‘fish as your venue. Heck, this year the crack team at the ‘fish started the Silverfish blog and RSS feed. Who knows what you might do—daily podcasts from the ALA or Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas? The bottom line is: it’s a great way to make a contribution to the iSchool community as well as sublime portfolio material.
To nominate yourself or a colleague: 
Questions? Send ‘em our way: thesilverfish at Thanks!

Being editor of the ‘fish has been more valuable to me than a barrel full of Hammacher Schlemmer Studio-Quality Triode-Tube iPod Speakers! Not to mention entertaining. The editor oversees the production of both editions of the Silverfish (web site and blog), i.e., finding content, writers and photogs, running interference and writing and editing. Be adventurous and diplomatic—the editor’s responsible for deciding the direction of the ‘fish, but ultimately it’s a team effort.

Marketing Director
The Marketing Director promotes contributions to and readership of the Silverfish through a variety of methods, including but not limited to: snazzy flyers, email campaigns and word of mouth.

Web Master
The Web Master develops and maintains the Silverfish, keeping the site up-to-date and user friendly. The W.M. assures online content is archived for future reference and collaborates with officers on site ideas.

Joyce Hansen, MLIS
The Silverfish Editor 06-07

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