Have you been wondering why there has been no news about the BAIPA Book Awards this year?
Here is the reason, clear and simple: BAIPA is an organization completely run by volunteer effort. We do our best to provide as many valuable services to our members as possible. But without anyone from the membership stepping up to manage the Book Awards process, it isn’t going to happen.
The Board’s ambitious vision is that at least 20 percent of our members will be serving as volunteers by the end of April 2018. With our present membership of about 190, that would be about 80 volunteers. Currently, we have 8 Board members and about 8 other volunteers serving in various capacities.
Here are some of the current open volunteer positions listed on our website, under Volunteers in the Members section. You can click the “I’m Interested” link that follows each description to reach the appropriate Board member.
- Programs Committee
- Book Awards Team
- Book Awards Task Force
- Venue Liaison Coordinator
- Refreshments Back-Up
- Audio Recording
- Video Content Coordinator
- Outreach Ambassador
- Sponsorship Recruitment
- Website Writers, Editors, Troubleshooters