Become a Steering Committee Member


Call for Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) Steering Committee members!

CLEL is looking for enthusiastic CLEL members who would like to serve on our Steering Committee!

We have 3 spots to fill for 2015-17. CLEL members will vote for 3 nominated candidates.

Here are the details.

Steering Committee members:

  • Must be a CLEL member

  • Serve for a 3-year term

  • Attend 5 Steering Committee meetings yearly, in person or via audio conferencing

  • Attend the annual CLEL Conference

  • Serve as leadership of the Steering Committee or one of the Standing Committees- Membership, Advocacy, Training, Grants & Fundraising, Communications, and Annual Conference

To apply for one of the three available Steering Committee positions, please send your nominating statement to the current chair of the Communications Committee, Lisa Dengerink, at

Your nominating statement is your professional bio, and brief statements on why you are interested in serving and how you would work to support CLEL's mission.

CLEL's Mission Statement- All children deserve the joy of reading and the skills in life that literacy brings. Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is passionately committed to strengthening children's literacy through library services and community advocacy.

Please limit yourself to 1 or 2 paragraphs.

The deadline to submit your nominating statement to Lisa is 10/22/14.

Your statement will be distributed to the CLEL members via email, followed by an online vote by the members for their top 3 candidates.

The winners will be announced prior to Thanksgiving. The first Steering Committee meeting to include the new members will be in January 2015 at a date to be announced later.

We hope to hear from you!

CLEL Steering Committee

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