Stay connected to events, social media, and the IDL team

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

Have you ever tried to:

  • Find an IDL event to sign up for an event and give up in frustration?
  • Connect to one of our social media channels, but didn’t know how?
  • Communicate with someone in the IDL SIG, but didn’t know where to find them?

Perhaps this quick-fix article will alleviate your frustration. Continue reading “Stay connected to events, social media, and the IDL team”

Manager’s Column Q2: Overview of Summit 2022

By Maralee Sautter, IDL SIG Manager

The STC Summit in Chicago was awesome! After several years of isolation, it was amazing to hug and talk to STC friends, and wave to those who wanted to keep their distance. Some wore masks, others held their arms out for hugs, and the remaining greeted with a fist or elbow bump, handshakes, or smiling eyes over a mask. The smiles were frequent, and the laughter was abundant. Because the number of attendees was modest, the atmosphere was congenial and intimate. The following recap highlights some of my experiences mainly in the IDL SIG manager’s role. Continue reading “Manager’s Column Q2: Overview of Summit 2022”

Reflections of an STC newcomer

By Andrew Rouse, IDL SIG Member

About 6 months ago I saw a job listing for a “UX writer” for a newfangled digital therapeutics company. At the time, I had never heard of UX, but the job description captured my imagination. Basically, it consisted of taking health information and presenting it in a way that non-experts could read and understand. With a Master’s in Applied Linguistics and fairly wide-ranging employment experience, I didn’t have the exact experience to put together a strong application for that position, but I wasn’t far off. Continue reading “Reflections of an STC newcomer”

Membership Report – 2022 Q2

By Marcia Shannon, Membership Manager

Our SIG continued to welcome new and returning members throughout second quarter. I spent a bit of time analyzing the membership roster because I was curious about who joins IDL. About half the members have been STC members for fewer than ten years, an indication of growing interest in the SIG among newer tech comm professionals and students. Students and new tech comm professionals are 14% and 9% of our membership. There are several ways to segment our SIG population, but these figures interested me the most. They represent a group of TC practitioners and students who participate in growing the profession and themselves. Thanks for being here. Continue reading “Membership Report – 2022 Q2”

IDL SIG Treasurer Report – 2022 Q2

By Jamye Sagan, IDL SIG Treasurer

How much money do we have?

As of June 15, 2022, we have $939.30 in our account – $646.38 from community funding and $292.92 in our vested funds. 

Community funding comes from the STC office, based on SIG membership numbers. We must use these funds during the calendar year or forfeit them. On the other hand, vested funds come from income we have generated from any paid events we host. These funds can carry over year after year. Continue reading “IDL SIG Treasurer Report – 2022 Q2”