Posted by Paula Brehm-Heeger:
Hopefully some of you had a chance to attend YALSA 101 at conference and hear all about how YALSA members are appointed to committees, but if not (or if you just need a little reminder), now is the time to fill out your committee volunteer form. As YALSA Vice-President/President-Elect, I’m the person who will be making the appointments this year.
This is especially important for anyone interested in serving on a “selection” committee (BBYA, PPYA or Quick Picks to name a few), as these appointments will be made this fall. If you’re looking to serve on a “process” committee (examples include Youth Participation and Division and Membership Promotion) fill out your volunteer form now, even though those appointments won’t happen until the spring.
If you filled a form out in 2005 it is still vital that you fill one out again this year in order to be considered for the new round of appointments. If you turned in a form in 2006, that works for the upcoming round of appointments. Please be sure your contact information is correct. If anything has changed, please submit a new form!
Not sure what your options are for committees? Check the Committee, Task Force and Discussion Group Description page – you’ll find all the information you need!
Don’t hesitate – get involved!