Last week, Maria Rodriguez joined the American Booksellers Association’s staff in the position of administrative office assistant. Rodriguez will be providing general support to ABA staff and will be responsible for answering the office’s main phone line, directing calls, and other administrative tasks.
She will also be working with the Membership Department to ensure that booksellers’ information in the ABA database is accurate and up to date and will be providing outreach to prospective members, including organizing and distributing new member and “opening a bookstore” kits. Rodriguez will also be the contact for current ABA Regular and Associate members who wish to rent the ABA mailing list.
“I’m looking forward to learning more about ABA as a whole, so I can better help members and staff,” said Rodriguez. “I really like what ABA does for small businesses –– that’s where I like to shop, so I want them to stay around.”
Before taking time off to raise her children, Rodriguez worked as a production and logistics coordinator for Reader’s Digest.
Maria Rodriguez can be reached at (800) 637-0037, ext. 7536, or via e-mail.