02 Feb

Material Changes in the Proposed Bylaws Revision

Here is an in-depth look at the changes put forth in this year's proposed Bylaws revision.

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02 Feb

ABA Board Announces Proposed Bylaws Changes

The ABA Board of Directors is responsible for four ABA hires: the wealth manager, the auditor, the CEO, and the general counsel.

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06 Oct

Proposed Bylaws Changes (October 2021)

At its recent meeting on September 24, the ABA Board approved changes to the association's bylaws, to be presented to the membership for approval.

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08 Jul

A Letter From ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco

“We are addressing our lack of diversity and representation on the board and have approved two bylaws changes to address this immediately,” writes Fiocco.

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08 Sep

Voting on Proposed Bylaws Change to Open September 16

In a recent interview with BTW, ABA President Betsy Burton encouraged booksellers to make plans to vote on a proposed amendment to the ABA’s bylaws that would raise the number of members on the association’s Board of Directors from 10 to 11.

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20 Aug

ABA President Betsy Burton: Proposed Bylaws Change Aims to Increase Diversity, Break Tie Votes

With voting set to open next month on a proposed amendment to ABA’s bylaws, ABA President Betsy Burton discusses why the Board supports raising the number of members on the association’s Board of Directors from 10 to 11.

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06 Aug

Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Be Put Before Members for Vote

The American Booksellers Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to amend the association’s bylaws to provide for an additional member of the Board of Directors, increasing the number from 10 to 11. Bookstore members will now have the opportunity to vote on the change. 

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29 Jan

A Report of the ABA Board's Winter Meeting

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29 Jan

Report of the ABA Nominating Committee Approved by the ABA Board

At the recent ABA Board meeting (click here for related story), the Board approved the report of the ABA Nominating Committee, chaired this year by Lilla Weinberger (Readers' Books, Sonoma, California). The committee presented the Board with the names of three candidates for three-year terms as directors on the Board. (Under the current ABA Bylaws, each year three members of the nine-member Board come to the end of their terms.)

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