SILC Member Recruitment & Orientation

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About the Training

Recruiting, orienting, and retaining active and informed SILC members are not easy tasks, but there are proven strategies that can strengthen your approaches to these activities. If you would like to explore some of these strategies, then join us in May to hear from two SILCs that have developed effective processes which result in committed and engaged Council members. Join us on May 25th at 3:00 PM ET.


The registration fee is $75.00 per site (connection) and does not apply per participant. Registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webinar. NCIL is facilitating registration for this webinar and you can register online. For webinar assistance, please contact NCIL at 202.207.0334 or visit their website at

Target Audience

SILC Chairs, Executive Directors, and staff; and any SILC Committee members responsible for recruiting, orienting/training, and supporting SILC member

Leaning Objectives

You will learn to:

  • Describe effective strategies to strengthen SILC member recruitment processes that will result in committed, highly engaged council members, while reducing turnover.
  • Identify the elements of highly effective member orientation sessions that result in greater knowledge of the IL field and a higher comfort level among members as they begin their new roles.
  • Utilize effective 'best practice' tools and techniques for improving the ongoing support and development of SILC members.

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