Board of Directors

Roster of Board Members  I Standing Board Committees  I  Additional Information

Meet YALSA's 2015 - 2016 Board of Directors!

Back row (left to right): Sarah Hill, Chris Shoemaker, Robin Kurz, Todd Krueger, Diane Colson, Kate McNair, Crystle Martin, Jennifer Korn

Front row (left to right): Beth Yoke, Carrie Kausch, Linda Braun, Abigail Phillips, Rachel McDonald, Gretchen Kolderup

Front center: Candice Mack

Missing: Sarah Kepple, Renee McGrath

This listing includes their name, email address, Twitter handles and committee liaison responsibilities in parenthesis.  Tweets from these individuals are coming from their role as private citizens, and not as YALSA Board Members.

Candice Mack*, President. Twitter: tinylibrarian & YALSApresident
(Executive Committee, Governance Nominating Committee, President's Program Planning TF)

Christopher Shoemaker*, Immediate Past President. Twitter: doseofsnark
(BFYA Committee, Great Graphic Novels Committee, Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements TF, Quick Picks Committee)

Sarah Hill*, President-Elect. Twitter: glibrarian
(Odyssey Award Committee, Edwards Award Committee, Morris Award Committee)

Linda Braun*, Fiscal Officer. Twitter: lbraun2000
(Award & Selection Committee Oversight Committee, Editorial Advisory Board, National Guidelines Committee, Publications Advisory Board)

Diane Colson, Director.  Twitter: recklessread

(Geat Books Giveaway Jury, Mentoring TF, Printz Award Committee)

Todd Krueger*, Division Councilor. Twitter: toddbcpl
(Alex Award Committee, Nonfiction Award Committee, Popular Paperbacks Committee)

Carrie Kausch*, Secretary. Twitter : DogearedCarrie
(Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements TF, Cultural Competence TF, Writing Award Jury)

Sarah Kepple: Financial Advancement Committee Chair.  Twitter: MsKallDay

(Advocacy Resources TF, Financial Advancement Committee, YA Services Symposium TF)

Gretchen Kolderup, Director. Twitter: librarified
(Literacies Resources TF, MAE Award Jury, RUSA/YALSA YA Reference Committee, Summer Reading/Learning TF)

Jennifer Korn, Director. Twitter: korncakes
(BWI Award Jury, Legislation Committee, Member Recognition Jury)

Robin Kurz, O&B Chair. Twitter: robinkurz

(Annual Conference Scholarships Jury, Awards Nominating Committee, O&B Committee, Teen Tech Week Committee)

Crystle Martin, Director.  Twitter: CrystleM

(JRLYA Advisory Board, Research Committee, Hub Advisory Board, YALSAblog Advisory Board)

Rachel McDonald, Director. Twitter: dibrarian
(Amazing Audiobooks Committee, Teen Read Week Committee, Teens' Top Ten Committee)

Renee McGrath, Director. Twitter: reneereads
(CE Advisory Board, Community Connections Taskforce, Outstanding Achievement Award Jury)

Kate McNair, Director.  Twitter: k8mcnair

(Board Diversity TF, Division & Membership Promotion Committee, Website Advisory Board)

Abigail Phillips, Board Fellow.  Twitter: abigailleigh

(Competencies Update TF, Henne Jury, Midwinter Paper Presentation Committee, Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation)

Beth Yoke*, Executive Director. [ex-officio] Twitter: yalsa_director

*denotes this position also serves on the Executive Committee

Standing Board Committees

In 2013 YALSA's board voted to establish standing board committees--one for each goal in the Strategic Plan.  Committee make-up for 2015 - 2016 is:

  • Advocacy & Activism: Jennifer Korn (chair), Robin Kurz, Rachel McDonald
  • Research & Best Practices: Gretchen Kolderup (chair), Crystle Martin, Abigail Phillips
  • Continuing Education: Diane Colson, Carrie Kausch (chair), Sarah Kepple
  • Member Recruitment & Retention: Sarah Hill, Todd Krueger, Chris Shoemaker (chair)
  • Capacity Building: Linda Braun (chair), Renee McGrath, Kate McNair

Additional Information