YALSA Program Fees and Honoraria Policy
- YALSA members who are the keynote and main speakers at a pre- or post-conference will have their registration fee waived.
- Although there may be no monetary incentive, members who participate in pre- and post- conferences benefit from the experience and gain a certain amount of prestige. Therefore, the chairperson(s) should have the registration fee waived as an acknowledgement of their work. At the discretion of the YALSA president, and with the advice from the committee chair, committee members may have a portion of their fees waived.
- If the speaker is not a member of YALSA, any honoraria or fees will be negotiated with the YALSA staff. Any contract must be approved by the YALSA Executive Director.
- With advice from staff and committee chair, the president of YALSA may waive fees for designated guests.
- All fee waivers must be included in pre- or post- conference budgets.
- Volunteers, including committee members, are expected to pay the regular registration fees to attend the conference.
- In accordance with accepted ALA practice, YALSA members who present regular conference programs will not receive an honorarium or have their expenses reimbursed.
- Honoraria and expenses for speakers who are not members of ALA/YALSA will be negotiated by the division staff in consultation with the conference committee.
- The committee which chooses the Margaret A. Edwards Award recipient will have their meal at the awards ceremony paid for, unless they choose to waive that privilege (or someone else pays for them).
- The author chosen for the Margaret A. Edwards Award and one guest will have their meal at the awards ceremony paid for, unless they choose to waive that privilege. (If there is more than one guest, the discretion of the YALSA president shall prevail).