October 31 Deadline for ABA Board Nominations

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The deadline for nominations of candidates to serve on the American Booksellers Association’s Board of Directors is October 31, 2012. Any ABA member may submit nominations for Board directors via an electronic or print form to the ABA Nominating Committee, chaired by John Evans of DIESEL, A Bookstore in Los Angeles, Malibu, and Oakland, California.

A candidate for the Board of Directors must be an ABA member who is the owner or employee of an independent bookstore with a storefront location that is operated according to sound business principles. In addition, a candidate must have at least three years of recent experience as the owner or employee of a member company. It is preferred that nominees have at least two years of experience as an active volunteer in ABA and/or in a regional association or other constituency organization. Complete qualifications are outlined in the “ABA Nomination and Election Guidelines.

An electronic nomination form can be accessed here; a print form is available here. The Nominating Committee requests that as much information as possible be provided about Board candidates. All information will be kept confidential.