SIGCIS Officer Positions 2012-14
Chair: Thomas Haigh
Chair Elect: Andrew Russell
Vice Chair, Operations: Marie Hicks
Vice Chair, United Kingdom: James Sumner
Vice Chair, Europe: Petri Paju
Vice Chair, Japan: Chigusa Kita
Internet Infrastructure Officer: Brent Jesiek
Communications Officer: (Position vacant)
These officers together make up the SIGCIS Executive Committee. Other volunteers include:
Website Assistant: Edward Benoit
- Coordinate the activities of the SIG.
- Represent the SIG to SHOT.
- Chair the SIG's annual lunch meeting.
- Organize sessions for the annual SHOT meeting.
- Manage the SIG's finances.
Vice Chair, Operations
- Administer the SIGCIS email lists (including maintain and enforcing the acceptable use policy).
- Edit material on the SIGCIS website dealing with the SIG and its activities.
- Maintain and develop bylaws and other policy documents as needed.
- Maintain the SIG's online membership directory, reviewing and editing entries as needed and prompting members when entries are in need of update or clarification.
- Produce the lists of attendees and interests for the SIG's annual meetings.
- Welcome new members to the SIG and create accounts as needed.
- Organize and minutes at Executive Committee meetings.
Internet Infrastructure Officer
- Administer the SIG's content management system (currently Drupal).
- Support other groups using SIGCIS sub domains.
- Oversee the SIG's web and listserv hosting arrangements.
- Investigate the use of new technologies to support the SIG's mission.
- Monitor relevant email lists and website for news of forthcoming conferences, journal special issues, and other developments of interest to SIGCIS members. Forward relevant material to the list with short introductory summaries.
- Post a current selection of interesting news items to the front page of the SIGCIS website.
- Create and maintain a set of reminders of forthcoming events and deadlines on the SIGCIS website.
- Create and maintain an online repository of history of computing syllabi in Acrobat format.
- Create and keep current a page of fellowships sometimes given to history of computing students.
Regional Vice Chairs
- Study the SIGCIS member list and send personal invitations to anyone in the region with a scholarly interest in the history of computing who is not already a member.
- Serve as a bridge between the region and the global history of computing community by sending news of all history of computing events in the region to the list, including conference sessions, papers and books.
- Represent the SIG by hosting informal dinners at regional conferences or meetings attended by historians of computing.
- Use the SIGCIS announcement list to alert members to forthcoming events in the region and, whenever possible, to organize conference sessions based on responses from list members.
Shared Duties of All Officers
- Represent and promote the SIG at professional meetings and conferences.
- Seek out new SIG members.
- Post relevant material to the SIG website and email lists on a regular basis.
- Host informal SIG dinners at conferences where others with an interest in the history of computing are likely to attend.