I just wanted to thank our members for the 537 volunteer committee applications that were submitted and to give everyone an update on the award and selection committee appointments process!
The appointments task force was finalized in October and award and selection committee chairs were selected. The appointments task force and I are still working on filling all of the award and selection committee member vacancies, but rosters should be finalized soon.
Appointing the local arrangements committee for Midwinter 2015 is the next priority.
ALA Appointments: There has been one ALA Appointment call to review the general ALA appointment process. The slate for the nominating committee has not been officially presented, but does include one YALSA member.
ALA President Elect Sari Feldman has put out a call for volunteers for the ALA committees listed below. Please let me know if you are interested in being recommended for any of them. The ALA application form closes this Friday, November 7, 2014.
- ALA/Beta Phi Mu Distinguished Lecture Committee
- ALA-Children's Book Council Joint Committee
- American Libraries Advisory
- Budget Analysis & Review Committee
- Chapter Relations
- Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM) - Joint Committee of the ALA, SAA, and AAM
- Committee on Committees
- Committee on Diversity
- Committee on Education
- Committee on Legislation
- Committee on Library Advocacy
- Committee on Organization
- Committee on Professional Ethics
- Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship
- Constitution & Bylaws
- Council Orientation Committee
- Human Resource Development & Recruitment Advisory (Office for)
- Information Technology Policy Advisory (Office for)
- Intellectual Freedom Committee
- International Relations Committee
- Literacy & Outreach Services Advisory (Office for)
- Membership Meetings
- Policy Monitoring Committee
- Public Awareness Committee
- Public & Cultural Programs Advisory
- Publishing Committee
- Research & Statistics
- Resolutions Committee
- Rural, Native & Tribal Libraries of All Kinds
- Scholarship & Study Grants
- Training, Orientation & Leadership Development
- Website Advisory
It's been a pleasure and a privilege to go through all of your applications. Thank you so much for your dedication to YALSA and to teen library services!