by Tom Beer | Dec-02-2016
It's time once again to elect new members to the Board.
Board members serve a three-year term, beginning the day after the awards presentation in March. The Board manages the NBCC's administrative tasks and selects the books for each year's NBCC Book Awards, as well as choosing those honored by the Ivan Sandrof and Nona Balakian Awards. For more information about Board duties and responsibilities, please visit our website (at bookcritics.org).
We have 8 vacancies to fill this year. All voting members of the NBCC may choose to put themselves forward to stand for election. If you are interested in running for the Board, please send a candidate statement to Vice President/NewsWire Kate Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Statements should be no longer than 300 words, and ideally will include both a sense of the candidate's work as a reviewer, any other relevant experience, and vision for what that person would contribute to the Board, if elected. In an earlier email, I had mentioned an incorrect deadline for accepting candidate statements -- we will be accepting candidate statements until December 19.
On December 20, we will launch the election using a Survey Monkey tool that will allow all voting members to cast their votes. The election will close on January 9. Winners will be decided by popular vote. We should have the results of the election the following day, and will communicate them first to candidates, then to the membership at large.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com with any questions about the process. We hope to get a great new slate of candidates and that all voting members participate in selecting our new Board.
Tom Beer is Books and Travel Editor at Newsday and NBCC Board President
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