Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services
​c/o Amigos Library Services
1190 Meramec Station Road Suite 207
Ballwin, MO 63021
800-843-8482 ext 2895
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President:  president@abos-outreach.com  
Membership: abos@amigos.org  

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The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services is the premier resource for outreach professionals.
Let's Book It In Raleigh

The 2018 Conference  "Let's Book It In Raleigh" will be held in Raleigh, NC on October 17-19, 2018

The ABOS Board and planning committees have taken steps to ensure we have chosen a location that embraces equality and inclusion. I hope you will consider joining your colleagues and friends!

Registration will open May 29, 2018. (The link is not active until software conversion is complete.) 
Please visit this website for any details you may be seeking when making the choice to attend the annual outreach conference: https://www.visitraleigh.com/meetings-and-conventions/responding-to-house-bill-2/

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

Thank you for your interest in ABOS. We appreciate your support!  Please direct your questions to president@abos-outreach.com . Please check back here for updates.

Tina WIlliams, 2018 President
  
Registration

Registration will open on May 29, 2018  (Link not active until software conversion is complete.)
Early Bird (May 29-September 7) Member $275
Early Bird (May 29-September 7) Non-Member $375

Advanced (September 8-October 1) Member $325
Advanced (September 8-October 1) Non-Member $425

On-Site (October 16-18)  Member $350
On-Site (October 16-18)  Non-Member $450

One Day, Wednesday or Thursday, $225, Member
One Day, Wednesday or Thursday, $325, Non-Member
One Day, Friday, $100 (Member and Non-Member)

Those presenting or driving their bookmobiles may be eligible for a discount.

In addition, there are fees for the speaker luncheon, t-shirts, and tours. 
Membership [Only $49 per person/per year]

Here is the new link to the ABOS 2018 online membership form through the Wild Apricot system.
URL: https://aobaos.wildapricot.org

Membership Questions:    abos@amigos.org or 800-843-8482 ext 2895

Hotel

The registration deadline is Sept. 21.
The conference will be held at the Hilton North Raleigh Midtown.

To receive our group rate of $144/room (single or double is the same):
Option 1: www.northraleigh.hilton.com   with reference group code: BOOK
Option 2: Call Hilton Worldwide reservations line at 919-872-2323

Car Rental Discount

National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have been selected as car rental suppliers for ABOS.

As part of this new benefit, we get special corporate rates when we use the following customer number,
PIN, and link.
Customer #: EHSB40A
PIN: Ent
http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=028&refId=EHSB40A

We also get complimentary membership into National’s Emerald Club.

To ensure you receive the appropriate rates, services and benefits every time you rent, enroll in Emerald Club by clicking on the link below. You will earn credits when you rent at both National and Enterprise. https://www.nationalcar.com/offer/EHSB40A

​​Presentations

Call for Presentation Proposals: March 21 – May 4. Date Extended!
https://goo.gl/forms/DZfZB79cScDITZx53
This site is now closed.

Poster Sessions

All submissions are due June 8, 2018.

A Poster Session is a way that you can share a success story. Never presented? It is agreat opportunity to get your feet wet without doing a full conference presentation.

Have a success story that you want to share? Bring it!

  1. You have a successful program, partnership, service, etc., that you'd like to share
  2. You put together a poster with pictures, data, graphs, narratives, etc.
  3. During the conference, you will informally discuss your poster with conference attendees during a 60-minute time slot
  4. Outside of the 60-minute time slot, your poster will remain up for attendees to browse
  5. You can also have handouts about your poster for attendees to have a take away

To be considered, please fill in the following form:   https://goo.gl/forms/qdeSPXv6t8cZUrJL2

Poster Sessions will occur if there is a minimum of 10 accepted proposals.
All submissions are due June 8, 2018.
  
Awards

Award Submissions Deadline is August 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST.
Visit the Awards & Scholarship  page to find out more.

Vendor Registration

Here is the link for vendors to register for the conference.
https://aobaos.wildapricot.org/event-2861571
Vendor Information

The ABOS Conference is partially underwritten by the generously of our valued vendors, sponsors and exhibitors who help defray some of the costs. We could not have the terrific conferences that we have without their continued support!

This section and page links will be updated soon.