The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is comprised of libraries of all types and sizes. Library administrators, support staff, library staff, governmental officials, trustees, friends of libraries, and professionals from other fields comprise this movement.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental values of ABOS and its members.

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ABOS Treasurer, David Kelsey wins David Skrzypek Award for Outstanding Contributions to the

 Advancement of library services to the blind or physically disabled in Illinois

David Kelsey (2018-2019 ABOS Treasurer) was the recipient of the Illinois Library Association’s 2018 Alexander J. Skrzypek Award. The award is given to a person who has made “an outstanding contribution to the advancement of library services for the blind or physically disabled in Illinois.” David accepted the Alexander J. Skrzypek Award at the Illinois Library Association’s 2018 Annual Conference in Peoria, Illinois on Tuesday, October 9.

ILA Press Release



ABOS Board Member, Kim McNeil-Capers wins Advocacy Award from the 

National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Kim McNeil-Capers (ABOS Executive Board Member) was the 2018 Advocacy Award recipient for the third National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this week at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico which celebrated the achievements of individuals from each of the American Library Association's ethnic affiliate associations. Sponsored by the five ethnic affiliates, the conference was highlighted by the JCLC 2018 Scholarships and Awards GALA on September 28, 2018. Kim McNeil-Capers received the BCALA Advocacy Award which recognizes demonstrated commitment in support of library and information services to the profession and/or community of users.

ALA Press Release  

JCLC Press Release


Along side Kim McNeil-Capers (left) is Jody Gray ,Director, Office for Literacy, Diversity, and Outreach Services from the American Library Association 

who received the Distinguished Service Award honors at The third National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) this week.


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