Due to Hurricane Sandy, which knocked out power and Internet service at the American Booksellers Association’s office in Tarrytown, New York, the deadline for nominations of candidates to serve on the Board of Directors has been extended from October 31 to next Monday, November 12.
In addition, anyone who submitted a nomination after last Sunday, October 28, is asked to contact the chair of ABA’s Nominating Committee, John Evans of DIESEL, A Bookstore, via e-mail or at (310) 576-9960, to confirm it was received.
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.”
The electronic nomination form can be accessed here; the 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.