YALSA’s Board Development Committee has assembled the following slate for the 2019 YALSA Election:
Fiscal Officer (1-year)
Board Member-at-Large (3-years)
Board Member (1-year)
Ryan Eduardo Moniz
The election will open March 11, 2019, and close April 3, 2019. Look for interviews with the candidates coming soon, as well as a virtual chat with the candidates. Have you thought about running for YALSA office? If so, please complete the Governance Candidacy Form to let the Board Development Committee know that you are interested in running for office. Find out more at Election FAQ. Learn more at www.ala.org/yalsa/workingwithyalsa/election.
Members of the 2018 Board Development Committee who submitted this slate are Chair Sarah Hill, Alicia Blowers, Audra Caplan, Franklin Escobedo, Mary Hastler, and Sarah Sogigian. Their term ends on Dec. 31, 2018. The 2019 Board Development Committee Chair is Sandra Hughes-Hassell.
At ALA Annual this year, YALSA held information sessions on how to get involved with the organization, both as a new volunteer and as someone seeking leadership opportunities. Here’s a recap of the event.
If you’re just starting out, volunteering for one of YALSA’s committees is an excellent first step. All YALSA members are encouraged to fill out the Committee Volunteer Form once a year. Here is a list of committees and the link to the form. Continue reading
This episode continues our coverage of YALSA’s 2012 elections. The following podcast contains interviews with the two candidates for YALSA Councilor.
If you prefer, you may download the podcast at the’ YALSA Podcast site‘ and transfer the file to the mp3 player of your choice.
I’m back, both literally and figuratively. I just attended ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas and with a great group of hard working YALSA members we taped interviews with the YALSA candidates. They have been posted for you to listen to. This is just one more way to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about our potential officers and award committee members.
I followed up Midwinter with a visit to my mom in Washington DC. Now, going to Washington always makes me think about our system of government and the fact that it requires individuals to take action. In fact I think about what Winston Churchill said about our form of government. He said â€œIt is said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.â€ Continue reading