Committees


Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Advocacy Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee is charged with working to promote outreach and bookmobile services.

Kim McNeil-Capers
718-990-8669
board1@abos-outreach.com


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Awards Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The Committee will have at least one member for each type of award, grant or scholarship being granted. Committee Chairperson and members shall adhere to the committee’s Rules of Conduct. The Rules of Conduct are contained in the ABOS Policies and Procedures Manual. The Awards Committee is charged with distribution of awards, grants, and scholarships.  The amount of scholarship and kind of awards and grants will be determined by the Board of Directors.

Brock Hutchison
board5@abos-outreach.com
awards@abos-outreach.com


By-Laws Committee

A Bylaws Committee will be formed as needed.  The Bylaws Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Bylaws Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors.

Ann Plazek
pastpresident@abos-outreach.com


Bookmobile/Outreach Information Repository (BOIR)

Goals: ABOS is aiming to archive, unify, and further bookmobile and library outreach services worldwide with a multipurpose database.  This compiled information will be used in a variety of ways to enhance and promote library outreach services worldwide.

Libraries quietly provide bookmobile and outreach services to their local Communities, be it homebound and senior services, service to daycare facilities, schools or the incarcerated.  Outreach services are ever-evolving, thanks in part to new technologies and the creativity of library personnel.  They have been and will continue to be a critical link connecting underserved populations to books, computers, and other resources that promote early childhood literacy, lifelong learning, and community enrichment. 

To date, these valuable services have not been adequately archived for future reference or appropriately surveyed at a high level to help ensure their continued success. The BOIR project aims to change that for the good of all.

Michael Swendrowski
262-679-9096
board3@abos-outreach.com


Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors.  The Chairperson shall manage the ABOS Conference. The members of the Conference Planning Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The Conference Planning Committee is charged with the programs, speakers, events, vendors, exhibitions, and other duties as needed. Conference sub-committees shall be formed as needed.

Tina Williams
president@abos-outreach.com


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors serve on this committee.  The Finance Committee is charged with developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, a fundraising plan, and proposals for the annual budget.

David Kelsey
630-549-8969
treasurer@abos-outreach.com


Long Range Planning Committee

The Long Range Planning Committee shall be comprised of the Board of Directors.  The Long Range Planning Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors.  Additional members of the Long Range Planning Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee is charged with providing direction for ABOS for the future.  The committee recommends future conference sites.  It works with the Conference Planning Committee to ensure programs meet organizational goals and objectives.  It submits or endorses projects to be carried out by the committees.

Susan Parkins
vicepresident@abos-outreach.com


Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Marketing Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee is charged with increasing the public awareness of ABOS and its purpose.

Lori Berezovsky
secretary@abos-outreach.com


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Membership Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The Membership Committee is charged with membership development and recruitment.  The committee will work with the President to promote member involvement within ABOS.

Kris Ringwalt
board6@abo-outreach.com


Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors.  The Chairperson shall manage the annual election and nominations.  The members of the Nominations Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee is charged with forming a slate of Officers.

Ann Plazek
pastpresident@abos-oureach.com
nominations@abos-outreach.com


Technology Committee

The Technology Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Technology Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee is charged with working with the Board of Directors to create and maintain an interactive website for the membership. In addition, this committee shall incorporate new technologies, as they become available, to enhance the exposure of ABOS. In the event that technologies advance beyond the capabilities of members of the ABOS, the Board of Directors shall hire a technology specialist to perform the functions of this committee.

Brock Hutchison
board5@abos-outreach.com
technology@abos-outreach.com


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