Call for Nominations—GBW Board of Directors Open Offices 2020

The following GBW Board of Directors offices are up for election this fiscal year:

President

Standards Chair

Exhibitions Chair

Newsletter Editor  

Nominations for these positions will be open to Guild members as of February 1st and will close April 1st, 2020. For all interested members and those nominating other members, details of the four open offices are described briefly within this announcement.   Please send all nominations to:

Kim Norman, Chair of Nominating Committee

Head of Library Conservation Emory Libraries

Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-8233

kim.norman@emory.edu  

 

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR PRESIDENT—

The President is the Chief executive office of the Corporation, Chairman of the Board of Directors, general supervisor of the business and affairs of the Corporation, and overseer of all orders and resolutions of the Board. The President presides at all meetings of the Board and Annual General Meeting, oversees the management of the Corporation, signs contracts for the Corporation, co-ordinates the organization’s activities nationwide, and works with all the members of the Board to ensure that Board decisions are carried-out. Each year, the President appoints a committee to choose nominees for the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Young Award for Service to the Guild of Book Workers and presents the nominees to the Board for approval. The President also finds candidates for vacancies that may occur on the Board and performs other duties and powers that may be prescribed by the Bylaws or by the Board. The President makes every effort to see that historical materials relating to the Corporation’s presidency are sent to the Corporation’s archives in Iowa City.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE STANDARDS CHAIR—

The Standards Chair oversees a committee charged with organizing the annual Standards of Excellence Seminar. The Committee includes the Local Host who is a Guild member residing near the Seminar venue. Other members of the committee include GBW Board members, such as the Treasurer. The Standards Chair coordinates the work of the Committee in planning and organizing the Standards of Excellence Seminar. These duties may be shared with the Local Host, as necessary. Duties include: 

Perform final negotiations with the conference hotel/venue and sign contracts

Select and invite presenters

Coordinate AV needs including videography

Coordinate presenter needs, such as tools and equipment,AV needs, photocopies, etc.

Organize a GBW fundraiser auction

Coordinate finances with the GBW Treasurer

Coordinate vendor room and arrangements

Inform GBW members via the Communications and Newsletter Chairs

Keep the GBW President informed of all progress

The Standards Chair writes an Annual Report, makes general reports at Board meetings and ensures that historical materials relating to the Standards of Excellence Seminar are sent to the Corporation’s archives in Iowa City.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE EXHIBITIONS CHAIR—

The Exhibitions Standing Committee Chair coordinates a committee that oversees the Guild’s traveling exhibit. Duties of the Committee include:

Choose a theme and number of pieces for the exhibit

Produce a budget and loan fees

Select exhibition jurors

Arrange exhibition venues nationwide

Schedule shipping and insurance for artwork

Oversee catalog production, including necessary fundraising

Coordinate with GBW Communications Chair to publicize the exhibit and Seek publicity in the general community

The Exhibition Committee also coordinates with receiving venues on the arrival of exhibition pieces. These duties include photography, condition reports, and preparation of display
and shipping. The Exhibitions Chair writes an Annual Report, prepares a budget, makes general reports at Board meetings, and ensures that historical materials relating to GBW exhibitions are sent to the Corporation’s archives in Iowa City.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE NEWSLETTER CHAIR—

The Newsletter Chair edits six issues of the GBW newsletter each fiscal year, published every other month beginning with the August issue. The Newsletter Chair oversees a committee that gathers and writes columns or calendars of activities related to the mission of the Guild. This may include:

Information and registration forms for the Standards Seminar

Member exhibition information

GBW election information and ballots

Annual reports of the Board of Directors

Reports of Standards seminars Reviews of recent publications

New sources of supplies, book-related meetings, and workshops

The Newsletter Committee also collects ads from book-related vendors. The Newsletter Chair manages the work of the production editor, a paid contractor who bills for services below the market rate. The Newsletter Chair writes an Annual Report, prepares a budget, makes general reports at Board meetings, and ensures that historical materials relating to the GBW newsletter are forwarded to the Corporation’s archives in Iowa City.

Thanks again, 

The Nominating Committee