What are the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and why elect their leaders?

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are organized around specific topics of interest related to MCN's overall mission. SIGs provide MCN members the opportunity to connect with colleagues doing similar work, to explore collaboration opportunities, to develop new resources, and to discuss ways to advance their area of digital practice SIGs are run by MCN members and they offer opportunities for learning, skill growth, and leadership.

MCN's SIGs Charter calls for MCN members to elect SIG Chairs annually. Leading a SIG as a Chair or Vice Chair is a volunteer opportunity open to any MCN member wishing to play a more active role in the community. The Chair and Vice Chair roles afford opportunities for networking and career development, including potential consideration for a future role on the MCN Board.

Some key information to consider before you vote:
  • Each SIG is led by a Chair and a Vice Chair. You may vote for any and all candidates of your choice. 
  • The candidate who receives the most votes will be elected Chair; the candidate who receives the second-most votes will be elected Vice Chair.
  • Both roles are volunteer positions and do not entail any compensation.
  • Terms are for one year with an unlimited number of re-elected terms.
  • SIG Chair elections take place annually in December.