I hope many of you had a chance to attend the ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle – great city and great conference!

As YALSA’s President-Elect, I will soon be appointing members to our very important process committees (examples include the Youth Participation Committee and the Outreach to Young Adults with Special Needs Committee) and award juries (examples include the Sagebrush Award Jury and the Frances Henne Award Jury). These appointments will begin this spring and will be completed by the ALA annual conference in June.

If you’re thinking about joining a YALSA committee, or if you are currently serving on a committee, award jury or task force and your term will expire in June 2007, now is the time to fill out your committee volunteer form.

Many process committees can and do include virtual members. If you can’t attend conference, please consider volunteering for a process committee as a virtual member!

If you filled out a form last year, it is still vital that you fill one out again this year in order to be considered for the new round of appointments.

Not sure what your options are? Check out YALSA’s Committee and Task Force Descriptions page.

Thanks for all you do on behalf of YALSA!

Paula Brehm-Heeger
YALSA President-Elect, 2007

About Paula Brehm Heeger

Past-President of YALSA (President, 2007-2008) and current member of the YALSA Board of Directors (2006-2009). Past YALSA Committee Chair positions include Partnerships Advocating for Teens (PAT), TAGS, Intellectual Freedom; Past ALSC Chair positions include Notable Children's Videos; Contributing author to upcoming "Quick and Popular Reads" (ALA Editions, forthcoming)

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