Committee Volunteers Wanted!

The Guild of Book Workers is currently seeking volunteers for the committees listed below. The deadline for volunteers to express interest is October 31st.  

The Board of Directors will vote to approve committee membership at the November 2020 meeting.

You must be a Guild member to serve on a committee.

Nominating 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 2020 - May 2021

 

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 2020-May 2021

 

In addition, we are seeking general volunteers for all GBW Standing Committees, which include:

Journal
General volunteers
Library
General volunteers
Standards
General volunteers  
Exhibitions
The Exhibitions Committee assists the Exhibitions Chair with exhibitor and venue communications, exhibition logistics (packing, shipping, evaluating and returning to artists) and promotion for the juried Triennial Exhibition. Other duties include: assisting with fundraising, coordinating jurors, tracking objects submitted, and editing copy for written communication.  
Newsletter
Fine Print Correspondent
General volunteers
Membership
General volunteers
Communications
Instagram Manger - The Instagram Manager would be in charge of maintaining the official GBW Instagram account. This account is followed by 1,780 followers, most of whom are outside of our membership. The purpose of this account is to spotlight member's posts when they tag them with #guildofbookworkers, to engage with the general bibliophilic public, and to showcase what membership to the Guild has to offer. We have already gained several new members who discovered the Guild through our account, and we hope to continue to educate the greater book community in the benefits of our membership. The Instagram Manager would share log in credentials with the Vice President and the Communication's Chair.  
General volunteers  

Please email GBW President Bexx Caswell at president@guildofbookworkers.org by October 31st to volunteer.

Many Thanks,
Bexx Caswell
President, Guild of Book Workers
president@guildofbookworkers.org