Rachael Kelly is a second-semester student in the M.S. in Publishing program. In January, she became the WNBA’s second youth representative to the United Nations (Department of Public Information). The Women’s National Book Association has been a 503c NGO at the United Nations since 1959, when author Pearl S. Buck secured the NGO status for the organization. For almost 60 years, the WNBA has been instrumental in distributing information about the UN through its publications and programs, and has participated in activities at the UN’s main campus in New York City.
The Women’s National Book Association is hosting its NYC chapter board meeting on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30–8:30 pm. It will be held at the Thieme offices at 333 7th Avenue on the 18th floor (located between 28th and 29th). If you are interested in volunteering with the WNBA, feel free to stop by – and bring friends! If you would like to attend, please contact with Hannah Bennett. Continue reading “WNBA NYC Board Meeting | Jan. 24”
The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) is looking for a Web Editor to provide web support to the Blog Editor and Communications chair. This is a role that requires minimal upkeep to an already existing website. The Women’s National Book Association is a national nonprofit organization of women and men who “work with and value books.” The all-volunteer organization has 12 chapters and 1,000 members, and celebrated its centennial on October 28, 2017. Continue reading “The Women’s National Book Association is looking for a Web Editor”
On Tuesday, November 7, in front of an intimate gathering of colleagues, friends, and family, Dr. Carla Hayden, this country’s 14th Librarian of Congress, received the 2017 Women’s National Book Association Award for her “meritorious work in the world of books.” When Dr. Hayden was sworn-in to her position on September 14, 2016 under the administration of Barack Obama, she became the first African American to lead the Library of Congress, which today is “widely known for its free, non-partisan service to Congress, librarians, scholars, and the public—in the United States and around the world.” Continue reading “Dr. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, receives the Women’s National Book Association Award”
On October 28, 2017, at a gallery that prides itself on exhibiting the work of female artists, the Women’s National Book Association celebrated its centennial – 100 years of women writers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians, and their innumerable contributions to the literary community of the United States. Continue reading “Celebrating 100 years with The Women’s National Book Association”