The View from the May Meeting

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July 2011
by Carlene Sippola

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Our May board meetings have certain special characteristics. The staff and board members are up to their necks in planning for the Publishing University and BEA. We are getting ready to say good-bye to outgoing board members and to welcome new ones. We spend time reflecting on how the fiscal year that’s ending has gone, and we eagerly discuss the new strategic plan for the coming year.

At this year’s May meeting, Florrie, Terry, and Lisa reported on final plans for Pub U, the Benjamin Franklin Awards, and IBPA’s exhibit at BEA 2011, noting that many board members were to be speakers at Pub U and that some had been helping organize the event.

We said our good-byes to four incredible board members—Jeanne Kramer of National Book Network, Nancy Stewart of Ingram Book Company, Mitch Muncy of The Alexander Hamilton Society, and Danny Snow of Unlimited Publishing, LLC. They represent a cross-section of the publishing world, and each offered a wealth of expertise.

One of the strengths of the IBPA board is its diversity. We require a mix of publishers and nonpublishers on the board. This has proven to be the best way to unde…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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