Involved with this SIG...
those who share interest in our areas of concern are cordially invited
to become members of the IRA Literacy and Social
Responsibility SIG. It's free -- all we need is your IRA membership number!
a member in good standing of the International
Reading Association (IRA) and
submit your IRA membership number to our Secretary,
Beth Breneman along with notification of your interest in becoming
a member of this SIG, OR,
copy membership flyer and follow instructions
on it (brochure requires Acrobat Reader).
you are not currently a member of IRA, but you wish to become one, consult
the IRA website(or download a flyer) for details
on how to join.
Read Our Publications
In addition to perusing our website (note major links in left banner as well as at the top of many of our sub-pages),
• read our e-Journal (note our contents listings to help find articles/authors of interest) and/or
• keep up with the latest information about our group via our newsletters.
Join Our Listserve
Send and receive messages to others via electronic mail by becoming a part of our listserve, maintained by our Communications Chair, Dr. Rebekah Kelleher. Send your request to join to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Us on Facebook
Our previous Communications Chair, Dr. Ernie Bond from Salisbury University, set up a site specifically for our LSR SIG, although it is an open site. Go to www.facebook.com and search for Literacy.Responsibility (or go directly to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001803764742).
Not sure how to join Facebook? It's easy... just go to the website above and follow the instructions. You'll need an email address and a password.
Log on, check it out, and add your own comments and connections. It's lots of fun!
Contact Our Leadership
Our leaders are interested in your involvement and ideas and welcome you to contact them.
Meet with Us at IRA
Come to our SIG presentation at the annual IRA convention
Attend our business meeting
Greet us at the SIG booth
Socialize with us over a meal arranged by one of our members (details at our session or business meeting)
Other Suggestions for Involvement
Write an article
for our electronic journal
Nominate students for our Literacy and Service Recognition Award
Nominate books for our Literacy & Social Responsibility Book Award
Network to establish linkages with other professional and civic-minded
groups; tell us about your efforts (use our Listserve or our Facebook page or notify one of our leaders)
Publicize our SIG at conferences which you attend, in various
publications, and through flyers
Write a description
of a project you have created/participated in which resulted in both
and social/civic learning and email it to our website
Submit items for our compilation of resources
related to social responsibility and literacy
Find a restaurant where SIG presenters
and members at an IRA convention can meet for dinner before or after our program session
Notify an officer of your interest
in future service on our leadership team (program chair, treasurer, membership
chair, member of the board of directors) or to suggest other ways you