Reasons to Join a SIG Today

By Beth Bailey, PhD, Membership Manager

In today’s interconnected world, individuals are increasingly recognizing the importance of achieving goals as a collective group. As you know, professional, academic, or community-based organizations often offer special interest groups (SIGs) as avenues for members to engage deeply with specific topics or areas of interest within the broader framework of the organization’s mission. Joining such SIGs can be a transformative experience, providing unique opportunities for personal and professional growth, collaboration, and making a tangible impact. Let’s explore why individuals should consider joining an organization’s special interest group.

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2023 SIG Award

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

It brings me great pleasure to share news about our annual SIG awards. These are SIG-specific awards to celebrate the contributions of our great volunteers and make recognition within the reach of more SIG members—those who may not qualify for STC Awards. These are given to outstanding volunteers who work hard to make our SIG the amazing community that it is.

The SIG Volunteer Achievement Award recognizes the services of a SIG volunteer over time. To be eligible, the recipient demonstrates consistent service to the SIG for two or more years, either as a volunteer in a recurring role or as a volunteer who has served in many ways without having held an elected office or appointed position. Continue reading “2023 SIG Award”

Volunteer Appreciation Awards

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

At the December 16 IDL SIG leadership meeting, it was my pleasure to recognize the incredible team of volunteers in a brief Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony. 

Each volunteer was presented with a certificate and recognized for their 2023 contributions. After the ceremony, there was a drawing for several prizes—a $25 Amazon gift card and Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards that the “management” sponsored. It was a fun event!
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Learn Marketing from a New STC Member

By Melissa Pagnotta, IDL-SIG Social Media Manager

Hello, STC members! I’m very excited to share some insights with you. I understand that approaching marketing can be as overwhelming as…well, a never-ending Facebook feed! By the end of this article, I hope you’ll have a foundational understanding of marketing, some steps to take, and which areas you’d like to dive further into. Let’s get started!
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