I just submitted, to the YALSA Office, all of the names for appointments to YALSA’s Process Committees, Task Forces, and Juries. In the next few days and weeks, YALSA members who submitted volunteer forms will be contacted about serving on one of these member groups. We hope to have the entire appointment process completed by the beginning of May.
Unfortunately, not everyone will get the chance to serve on one of the committees for which they volunteered. There are always more people for specific committees than YALSA has slots to fill. That means it might have been necessary to take someone who volunteered for one committee and appoint them to an entirely different committee.
Also, unfortunately, not everyone who submitted a form will be appointed to a committee. Again YALSA has more volunteer forms than committee slots. Of course, having a high number of volunteer forms is a good thing as that means YALSA is an organization with members that want to serve.
Even if you don’t get on a committee, jury, or task force, don’t forget that YALSA has a wide-array of Discussion Groups and Interest Groups which you can join. These member groups are a great way to get involved in YALSA, and allow for lots of flexibility in terms of the number of members that get involved and the type of member participation that is possible. For example, Discussion Groups and Interest Groups can be entirely virtual. And, these groups can also have as many members as show an interest.
Information on YALSA’s Discussion Groups and Interest Groups is available on the YALSA web site.
If you have any questions about the appointment process feel free to contact me – Linda W. Braun, firstname.lastname@example.org