I want to thank all of our members who submitted committee and jury volunteer applications. We are lucky to have so many members who want to participate in YALSA!
I am pleased to announce that the following committees and juries have been appointed:
- Governance Nominating Committee
- Alex Awards
- Morris Award
- ALSC/BOOKLIST/YALSA Odyssey Award
- Best Fiction for Young Adults
- Great Graphic Novels
- BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant Jury
- Conference Travel Scholarships Jury
- Frances Henne/VOYA/YALSA Research Grant Jury
- Great Books Giveaway Jury
- MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens
- Volunteer of the Year Award
- Writing Award Jury
If you submitted an application, you should have received an email from me inviting you to be on a committee or an email letting you know that we were unable to find a spot for you this cycle.
If you received one of the latter emails, I know it can be frustrating, but please don’t be discouraged and please try again. There were just not enough slots for the number of applications we received. For example, we received 75 applications for the Morris Award and I could only appoint nine members to the committee. Similarly, we received 70 applications for the 28 jury positions.
Be on the lookout for a call for volunteers for a number of additional committees that will come out in early December. The best way to find out about those is via the monthly YALSA E-News that’s delivered to you via email or by subscribing to the YALSA Blog.
You may also want to check out this free, 16 minute webinar about how to get involved in YALSA, which includes a variety of opportunities besides committee service: http://connectpro87048468.adobeconnect.com/p6g7z24qmrf/.
Thank you again for your interest and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or would like to explore other options for getting involved in YALSA.