NMN Governance & Positions

The purpose of NMN is to welcome new NYLA members – those who have been NYLA members five years or less – and to encourage their active membership within NYLA.

The New Member of NYLA will be responsible for the New Members Meet & Greet Reception held at the annual NYLA conference, one or more conference programs, a New Members information booth at conference, assisting with the Networking Breakfast/Annual Meeting at conference, and the Mentorship Program.

Additional projects and activities can be devised specifically to engage new NYLA members throughout the year.

Up to two representatives of the New Members of NYLA will attend Membership Committee meetings; the Subcommittee Chair will act as Membership Committee Liaison. The Subcommittee will hold separate meetings in order to accomplish its business and plan activities.

The New Members of NYLA will be funded through the Membership Committee. A budget will be made and submitted to the Membership Committee Chair each year.The subcommittee will also retain control over the remaining monies allocated to NMRT.

Subcommittee positions are for one year, from Annual Conference to Annual Conference, but are renewable at the discretion of the Subcommittee Chair. All Subcommittee positions, except the Chair, are appointed by the Subcommittee Chair. The Subcommittee Chair can add Coordinator positions as needed to address additional projects and activities of the Subcommittee.

All Subcommittee members must be NYLA members in good standing. The Subcommittee should be a place where new members can easily become involved in NYLA, but NYLA members of more than 5 years will not be excluded.


Subcommittee Chair & Membership Committee Liaison:

As Subcommittee Chair, conducts meetings of the New Member of NYLA, leads the Subcommittee in carrying out
ongoing activities and yearly goals, works with the Treasurer on a yearly budget, and works with the Incoming Chair
to recruit new subcommittee members. As Membership Committee Liaison, attends Membership Committee
meetings and serve as liaison between the Membership Committee and the Subcommittee.

Incoming Chair & Conference Programmer:

Responsible for the programs proposed for the annual NYLA conference on topics of interest to new members by
NMN. Responsible for getting speakers for these programs and finding moderators and room monitors. Serves as
Subcommittee Chair & Membership Committee Liaison the following year. Responsible for working with the current
Subcommittee Chair to recruit and appoint the next New Member Conference Programmer and all other
Subcommittee Positions.


Responsible for all revenue and expenses as controlled by the New Member of NYLA (NMN) and only the NMN.
Submits a proposed budget to the Membership Committee Chair in December following the Conference. Proposed
budget must fall within the budget established by NYLA for the Membership Committee.

Record Keeper/Secretary:

Responsible for keeping records of all online and in-person NMN meetings. Types up, shares, and archives notes
from each NMN meeting. Maintains records of current NMN eBoard.

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator:

Responsible for marketing NMN programs and activities. Coordinates the NMN’s presence on social media, including
maintaining and updating the NMN Twitter and Facebook accounts. Works with Web Development Coordinator and
the Outreach coordinator to maintain consistent online branding of NMN.

Web Development Coordinator:

Responsible for maintaining both the NMN pages on the NYLA website and the NMN Wordpress site. Updates these
pages regularly to ensure accuracy and effective presentation of information pertaining to NMN. Works with
Marketing and Social Media Chair to maintain consistent online branding of NMN.

Outreach Coordinator:

Coordinates communication targeted to new NYLA members, including emails to the listserv and content for the
NYLA e-Bulletin. Works with Marketing and Social Media Chair to maintain consistent online branding of NMN.

Conference Booth Coordinator:

Responsible for all NMN booth-related activities, including soliciting and scheduling volunteers, creating/compiling
handouts and the booth display, coordinating the activities to be held at the booth during Trade Show hours, and the
obtaining of prizes (whether donated or purchased) for raffle giveaway. This person also works with NYLA’s Director
of Membership Services to coordinate the ticket exchange.

Social Programming Coordinator:

Plans and executes the New Member Meet & Greet Reception at the NYLA Annual Conference. Assists with other
events to cater to new members in the association.