Nominations open for YALSA’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award

For Immediate Release
Fri, 08/14/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has opened nominations for its Outstanding Achievement Award, which is sponsored by ABC Clio/Greenwood. The nomination period is open through Dec. 1, 2015.

The prize, worth $2,000, recognizes a member who has demonstrated unique and sustained devotion to young adult services through substantial work in any two or more of these initiatives:

  • The promotion of library services for and with young adults
  • Conducting and publishing research for young adult services
  • Publication or presentation of knowledge or best practices relating to library services for and with young adults
  • Advocating for library services for young adults
  • Mentoring of other professionals in the field of young adult library services
  • Notable efforts in furthering the mission of YALSA

A pool of candidates will be gathered via a nomination process. All persons being nominated must be current personal members of ALA/YALSA. To nominate a candidate for the award, please fill out the online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Dec. 1, 2015. Self-nominations are accepted.

To learn more about the award, including past winners, visit

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: