Call for ABOS Board Nominations

2020 ABOS Board Nominations,

Dear Association Participants: Below you will find a link to a Google Form for those interested in running for the 2020 ABOS Board with terms beginning January 1, 2020. If you would like to encourage someone to run for an open ABOS Board seat, please contact them directly. Nominations open November 1, 2019 and close November 22, 2019 at 11:59pm. You must be a current member to run for an open seat, to serve on the board, and to vote. If not, please complete your membership by November 22, 2019 by going to

A "pre-election survey" will be conducted prior to the election to confirm the email addresses of members for the election. If you have ever opted out of taking a SurveyMonkey survey you will not receive the ballot and will need to visit your SurveyMonkey account to opt-in to participate in the election. Here is the link to opt back into SurveyMonkey:

Before filling in the form, please: • Verify you are a member of ABOS • Have the support and permission of your library to participate. • Prepare a brief biography of yourself (300 words or less) that you can copy and paste into the form. • Find a professional photo to email. Photos are due by the time nomination process closes. • Fill in the form here:

We are accepting candidates for the following positions: • Vice President/President-Elect/Past President (3-year term) • Treasurer (2-year term)/Past Treasurer (1-year following term) (Total 3 years) • Secretary (1-year term) • Board Member-at-Large (2-year term) (3 seats are open) The job descriptions for these positions may be found at:

The deadline to submit a Nomination Form, biography, and photo is 11:59pm November 22, 2019. Candidate information will be posted on the ABOS website and sent out on the listserv. The election will take place November 29 through December 9, 2019 at 11:59pm. Those elected will be notified and requested to attend the December 20, 2019 ABOS Board Meeting.

Best wishes from the ABOS Nomination and Election Committee. Please refer questions to the committee:


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