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Call for Volunteers 2022– GBW Ad Hoc and Standing Committees

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Call for Volunteers – GBW Ad Hoc and Standing Committees
The Guild of Book Workers is currently seeking volunteers for the committees listed below. 
You must be a Guild member to serve on a committee.
The deadline for volunteers to express interest is October 31st. The Board of Directors will vote to approve committee membership at the November 2022 meeting.
Nominating (Elections) Committee (3-5 members)
Duties include:
- Solicit nominations for the annual election cycle
- Publicize the call for nominations through various GBW outlets.
- Confirm a willingness to run for office with nominees
- Review nominations and send a proposed ballot to the Board of Directors for final approval.
Time commitment: December 2022 - May 2023
Awards Committee (3 members)
Traditionally, one of the current year's award winners will serve as chair of the committee.
Duties include:
- Solicit nominations for the Laura Young (service to GBW) and Lifetime Achievement awards
- Publicize the call for nominations through various GBW outlets.
- Review nominations and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval
- Maintain a list of potential awardees for future years.
Time commitment: December 2022-May 2023
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
General volunteers
Duties and commitment TBA – please email to express interest.
The Guild of Book Workers Journal is currently seeking volunteers to serve on our editorial board. Many of the current board members serve by coordinating with individual authors to bring articles and submissions to life, editing submitted content, sharing GBWJ administrative duties, and collaborating on decisions critical to future publications. That being said, volunteer responsibilities can be tailored to your time and availability. As a volunteer you would be able to assist in all of the above tasks or in select areas. Volunteer time commitments vary depending on the type of work each person is doing and at different stages in the publication workflow. We generally have monthly board meetings and volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to attend. If you are interested in serving on the editorial board, please email GBWJ editor and chair, Kyle Clark at
Standing Chair Committee Members:
Responsibilities include planning future seminars, working with other GBW committees’ members, i.e.
Exhibitions and Newsletter, publicizing the events, and soliciting auction donations.
Local host(s), 2024:
Responsibilities include working with the hotel and local vendors to plan an opening reception, arrange
tours, and publicize the Seminar. Hosts meet with the Standards Chair regularly and provide local
support during all aspects of the event.
In addition, we are seeking general volunteers for all other GBW Standing Committees, which include:
Please email the GBW President at by October 31st to volunteer.
Many Thanks,
Bexx Caswell
President, Guild of Book Workers