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.

Liana Morales

505-841-5250 

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.


David Kelsey

630-549-8969

vicepresident@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.

Wendy Ramsey

614-849-1295

board2@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.


Please note that we have divided the responsibilities.


For questions about the 2020 ABOS Conference and vendors, please contact Cathy.

Cathy Zimmerman, President

563-285-4794 ext 2237 (work)
563-320-5048 (cell)    
president@abos-outreach.com


For questions about 2020 ABOS Conference registration, programs, and awards, please contact David.


David Kelsey, Vice President

630-549-8969 (work)

630-464-9200 (cell)

vicepresident@abos-outreach.com

awards@abos-outreach.com


Continuing Ed  Committee

The Continuing Ed  Committee Chairperson shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. The members of the Continuing Ed Committee shall be appointed by the President as approved by the Board of Directors. This committee is charged with offering learning opportunities.

Susan Parkins

307-773-7228

pastpresident@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.

Brooke Bahnsen

847-362-2330

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.

Robin Rousu

206-386-4661

board7@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

785-825-4624 ext. 249 

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.

Katrina Ford

714-765-1746

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.

Susan Parkins

307-773-7228 

pastpresident@abos-outreach.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.

Kevin Kammeraad

616-581-5877

board5@abos-outreach.com

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