Volunteering for YALSA is easy and it will provide you with valuable professional development. We are currently looking for volunteers for…

  • Juries, Short term commitments for 3 months. Work begins in October/November. These are great opportunities to give back to YALSA as most of the work is reviewing applications for member awards! It’s very fulfilling, completely virtual work that has such a huge impact for someone. These are the juries we are looking for volunteers for now:
    • Best Literacies
    • Collection Development Grant
    • Conference Travel Scholarship
    • Great Books Giveaway
    • Innovation Award
    • Joann Lum Memorial Grant
    • Writing Award 
    • Regina U. Minudri Young Adult Scholarship
  • Task Forces, Short term commitment, usually 6 months or less
    • Annual Conference & Marketing (6 months, starting January 1)
      • Great for Illinois/Chicago residents, but not required
    • LibLearnX Marketing & Local Arrangements (6 months, starting September 1)
      • Great for Louisiana/New Orleans residents, but not required
    • National Library Legislative Day (6 months, starting December 1)
    • Symposium Planning Task force (7 months, starting December 1)
    • Teen Programming HQ Task Force (6 months, starting September 1)
  • Board development committee, 1 year
    • Completely virtual committee
    • Click here for more information about the Board Development Committee

To apply, access our volunteer form: https://www.ala.org/CFApps/volunteer/form.cfm and complete the full form, then email President-Elect Colleen Seisser and let her know what opportunity you are most interested in.

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