Sarah Hill elected for 2016-2017 YALSA presidency

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/12/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)


CHICAGO — Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Sarah Hill as the division’s next president-elect. Hill will begin her term as president-elect in June 2015, becoming president for one year in June 2016.

"A huge thank you to all YALSA members who voted in the 2015 election — I'm honored to be elected president-elect of an organization full of energetic people dedicated to providing top-notch library services for and with teens. I'm looking forward to working with the YALSA Board of Directors over the next few years as we create and implement a new strategic plan to make YALSA even stronger,” Hill said.

Hill is an information services librarian at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois. She served as Illinois School Library Media Association President in 2011 - 2012.  Hill has also served on a variety of ALA and YALSA committees, including the Alex Award Committee and the RUSA/YALSA Young Adult Reference Committee.

In addition, YALSA elected two new members of its board of directors, a new division councilor and new members for its 2017 Edwards, Printz and Nonfiction committees. The full YALSA election results are posted at

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: