We currently have no volunteers for the 2023-24 Board Development Committee

Members with governance experience are highly encouraged to apply for this committee! We need those members who have served in YALSA Board positions (ex-officio positions are included) specifically to volunteer as this committee oversees the Board’s effectiveness and helps put together and promote our YALSA slate each year.

Here’s more specific information about the committee’s work:

To develop in conjunction with the board activities and materials for: board orientation, on-going board training, and annual board member self-assessments, board assessments, and board roles and responsibilities. To pay attention to board composition and needs and assess board effectiveness. To identify and cultivate members for leadership positions, and to annually develop a slate of candidates for board positions. When building the slate, seek out the most qualified individuals and provide for broad representation, as outlined in YALSA’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. To educate members about governance and service on the YALSA Board, including conducting necessary outreach via an array of avenues to ensure diverse representation. To assist members in preparing for the election such as through a candidates’ forum or candidate interviews. To review the process after each election and make recommendations for the next cycle. To serve on this committee, we are looking for members who have governance experience. At least one member will have served on a recent Board Development Committee, and no more than two may be current members of the Board. The immediate past president will serve as chair during their term: July 1 through June 30.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can access our YALSA Volunteer form with this link: https://www.ala.org/CFApps/volunteer/form.cfm 

As you fill out the nomination form, please refer to my post from last fall: How to Fill Out YALSA’s Volunteer Form.  Please email me (President-elect, Colleen Seisser) with your interest as that will expedite the review of your application and ensure I have eyes on it. You must be a current YALSA member and you must not already have three ALA volunteer commitments.

Respectfully submitted by Colleen Seisser, YALSA President-Elect

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