ABA Member Input Sought by Governance Review Committee: Deadline October 12

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The committee charged with reviewing the practices of the American Booksellers Association’s board and officers to determine whether they are in accordance with established policies and procedures is seeking member input by Tuesday, October 12.

The Governance Review Committee – composed of chair Catherine Weller of Sam Weller’s Books, Carla Jimenez of Inkwood Books, and Dale Szczeblowski of Porter Square Books – is asking booksellers to share their questions, comments, or suggestions regarding any aspect of ABA governance, including the board/staff relationship and increasing transparency.

The Governance Review Committee’s purpose is to ensure that the relationship between the board of directors and senior management is functioning according to ABA’s organizational design; to supervise resolution of any issues where the Board or staff has a conflict of interest; and to provide oversight if there is a material question of whether the Board is maintaining fiduciary responsibility.

Questions, comments, or suggestions about ABA governance can be submitted through a simple online form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/aba-grc-member-input. Comments received will remain confidential to the GRC; however, recommendations will be synthesized (but made anonymous) and shared with the Board.

More information about the role and structure of the GRC as well as previous committee reports are available to members on BookWeb.org.