I’ve completed my first round of appointments, but plenty of popular positions are still available.

As of 1 pm on Monday, October 2:

Interested members need to complete the Committee Volunteer Form, and please email me, Yvette Garcia, President-Elect to expedite the process.  

For Book Awards and Selected lists, YALSA has a conflict of interest policy that is helpful to review when considering applying. Please be sure to indicate any previous experience you have had with book discussion groups, award or selection list skills, and review writing. Please check last year’s “How to fill out YALSA’S Volunteer Form” blog post for more helpful hints. 

REMINDER: Committee members, including administrative assistants and chairs, who have completed one full term on any of YALSA’s six award committees may not be appointed to the same or another YALSA award committee for two years from the conclusion of their term.

We also have room on our blogging selection teams: 

Not a member? Join now and gain experience serving on one of our prestigious award and blogging teams.

YALSA is still looking for volunteers for our award and blogging teams.

Interested members need to complete the Committee Volunteer Form, be sure to indicate any previous experience you have had with book discussion groups, award or selection list skills, and/or review writing. Please check last year’s “How to fill out YALSA’S Volunteer Form” blog post for more helpful hints. 

Not a member? Join now and gain experience serving on one of our prestigious award and blogging teams.

The six award committees are:

The blogging selection list teams are: 

Reminders:

  • For Book Awards you have to apply each year because the form changes each year and the President-Elect cannot see the previous year’s applications.
  • Book and Selected list awards applications open up in the Fall
  • Strategic Committees open up in January
  • For Book Awards and Selected lists, YALSA has a conflict of interest policy that is helpful to review when considering applying.
  • For everyone appointed, you should hear from Letitia Smith first; she will send you a form you need to complete to accept the appointment. There will be some limbo time as Letitia works to compile the rosters.
  • Once the rosters are compiled and sent out, your Chair will reach out to share training information.

Please read last year’s “How to fill out YALSA’S Volunteer Form” blog post for more helpful hints. 

As we say “Goodbye” to the summer, we look forward to next summer in sunny California!

YALSA is seeking volunteers for the Local Arrangements and Marketing Committee for the ALA Annual Conference in San Diego. Volunteers will assist during the conference and show off their knowledge of the local hot spots. Check out these previous committee blog posts.

Here is the link for the full description of the task force duties.
This is a short-term volunteering experience that starts in January 2024!

Committee members are expected to attend annual. 5 – 7 virtual members including the chair. Term: 6 Months, January 1 to June 30.


If you are interested in volunteering please complete the Committee Volunteer Form.  

Yvette Garcia
YALSA President-Elect 2024-2025

Are you a member of YALSA and would like to serve on one of the popular Book Award committees or on a selection list blogging teams? 

The six award committees are:

The blogging selection list teams are: 

Reminders:

  • For Book Awards you have to apply each year because the form changes each year and the President-Elect cannot see the previous year’s applications.
  • Book and Selected list awards applications open up in the Fall
  • Strategic Committees open up in January
  • For Book Awards and Selected lists, YALSA has a conflict of interest policy that is helpful to review when considering applying.
  • For everyone appointed, you should hear from Letitia Smith first; she will send you a form you need to complete to accept the appointment. There will be some limbo time as Letitia works to compile the rosters.
  • Once the rosters are compiled and sent out, your Chair will reach out to share training information.

Click on the Committee Volunteer Form, be sure to indicate any previous experience you have had with book discussion groups, award or selection list skills, and/or review writing. Please check last year’s “How to fill out YALSA’S Volunteer Form” blog post for more helpful hints. 

As a reminder, all YALSA Book Award committee appointments serve a one-year term beginning February 1, 2024, and concluding January 31, 2025.

I thank everyone in advance for their desire and interest in volunteering to serve on these prestigious committees.