Announcement of 2017 Board of Directors Election

Since none of the officer and member-at-large (MAL) positions was contested, the nominees are considered duly elected and will commence office on February 1, 2017.

The Nominating Committee would like to thank outgoing Vice-President Heidi Congalton of Between the Covers and outgoing Treasurer Sharon Eisenberg of CE Ranch Books for their service to our organization.

Thanks are also due to Joan White of White Unicorn Books for her year as President and for agreeing to continue serving IOBA as a MAL.

Here are the IOBA members who have offered to serve as Officers (for a one-year term) and as MALs (for a three-year term):

President: Christine Volk of bookfever.com
Vice-President: Stephen Michael Clauser of Arroyo Seco Books
Secretary: Doug Nelson of Nelson Rare Books
Treasurer: Vacant
MAL: Betty Kilner of Ainsworth Books
MAL: Joan White of White Unicorn Books

The Nominating Committee was unable to secure a candidate to serve as Treasurer to replace outgoing Treasurer Sharon Eisenberg of CE Ranch Books. A copy of a document that Sharon has prepared outlining the duties of the Treasurer is available for anyone interested. Contact nominations@ioba.org.

Thanks to everyone who has committed their time to serve on the IOBA Board of Directors for 2017. We couldn’t do this without the generosity of our members.

New IOBA Members: Fourth Quarter 2016

The IOBA has wrapped up 2016 with an exciting list of applicants whom we welcome to full membership! We welcome members from the United States’ “sea to shining sea” as well as island folks from the UK and from Bainbridge Island, WA.

IOBA is happy to admit the following recent applicants to full membership:

David Cromer, Good Buy 2 You
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA

Robert Evans, Books-and-Records.com
Tilshead UNITED KINGDOM

Garret Ihler, CGT Co–Books
Bainbbridge Island, Washington USA

Ryan Parks, Dark Parks Books & Collectibles
Harbor City, California USA

Michael Peck, Blue Roof Books
Oregon City, Oregon USA

Keith Preston, Prestonshire Books
Appleton, Wisconsin USA

Michael Pyron; Michael Pyron, Bookseller
Dexter, Michigan USA

Bert Schroeder, Schroeder’s Book Haven
League City, Texas USA

New IOBA Members: Third Quarter 2016

IOBA is happy to admit and welcome the following recent applicants to full membership:

Richard Bliss, Bliss Books
Excelsior, Minnesota  USA

Peter Gambitsky, Fireside Angler
Smithtown, New York  USA

Gregory & Beverly Gamradt, Books on the Orient
Minneapolis, Minnesota  USA

Martin Hartzold; Martin Hartzold, Bookseller
Findlay, Ohio  USA

Scott Hurst, Cyberaisle
Tulsa, Oklahoma  USA

Jeff Mezzocchi, Eternal Return Antiquarian Bookshop
San Diego, California  USA

Howard Pitkin; Strawberry Fields Books, LLC
South Windsor, Connecticut  USA

Steven Temple, Steven Temple Books
Welland, Ontario  CANADA

Jeffrey Yalan, Jusara Book Shop
Bronx, New York  USA

 

Announcement of Administrative and Marketing Facilitator Hiring – for IOBA Membership

After an intensive, collaborative evaluation process, the IOBA Interview Committee is pleased to report that we have selected D. Gail Nickel-Kailing as the Administrative and Marketing Facilitator for our organization. Ms. Nickel-Kailing, recently relocated from Seattle to Helena Montana, is a business consultant who has many years Continue reading

IOBA Scholarships Offered

The IOBA Scholarship Committee is in the process of receiving and evaluating applications. IOBA offers up to three scholarships each year so members can continue their education and professional development. Scholarships are awarded without regard to current level of accomplishment, financial need, full- or part-time bookseller status, or length of time in the book trade. IOBA is committed to the belief that every well-educated, well-informed, and ethical bookseller is a credit to the trade and to our organization, and we consider these scholarships to be our investment in the future of bookselling. Continue reading