Board of Directors

Roster of Board Members  I Standing Board Committees  I  Additional Information

Meet YALSA's 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors!

Back row (left to right): Beth Yoke, Chris Shoemaker, Carla Land, Sarah Townsend, Maureen Hartman, Vicki Emery, Jennifer Korn, Sarah Sogigian

Front row (left to right): Nicola McDonald, Jack Martin, Linda Braun, Shannon Peterson, Candice Mack, Carrie Kausch, Joy Kim, Rachel McDonald, Gretchen Kolderup

Missing: Krista McKenzie

This listing includes their name, email address and committee liaison responsibilities in parenthesis.

Christopher Shoemaker*, President. Twitter: doseofsnark & YALSApresident
(Awards Committee Nominating 2015, Governance Nominating 2015, President's Program TF, Programming Guidelines TF)

Shannon Peterson*, Immediate Past President. Twitter: shantasmagoria
(Administrator Resources TF, Printz Award 2015, Student Engagement TF)

Candice Mack*, President-Elect. Twitter: tinylibrarian
(Committee Appointments TF, President-Elect Advisory TF)

Linda Braun*, Fiscal Officer. Twitter: lbraun2000
(Awards & Lists Marketing TF 2014, Editorial Advisory Board, Future of Teens & Libraries TF, Publications Advisory Board)

Vicki Emery*, Division Councilor. Twitter: vmemery
(Francis Henne Jury, Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation, Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee, Professional Values TF, Summer Reading/Learning TF)

Maureen Hartman, Director. Twitter: mlhartman
(Continuing Education Advisory Board, Mentoring TF, YALSAblog Advisory Board)

Carrie Kausch*, Secretary. Twitter : DogearedCarrie
(MAE Award Jury, Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements TF)

Joy Kim, Strategic Planning Chair. [ex-officio] Twitter: joykim
(Literacies Resources TF, Makerspace Resources TF, Strategic Planning Committee, The Hub Advisory Board)

Gretchen Kolderup, Director. Twitter: librarified
(Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements TF, YA Lit Symposium TF 2014, Symposium TF 2015)

Jennifer Korn, Director. Twitter: korncakes
Advocacy Resources TF, Amazing Audiobooks Committee, Nonfiction Award 2016, Teen Read Week Committee)

Carla Land, Director. Twitter: AnimeGoddess
Alex Award Committee, Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee, Quick Picks for Reluctant YA Readers Committee, Writing Award Jury)

Jack Martin, Financial Advancement Chair. [ex-officio] Twitter: jacksondevious
(Division & Membership Promotion Committee, Financial Advancement Committee Margaret Edwards Committee 2015, Selection Committee Evaluation TF)

Nicola McDonald, Board Fellow. Twitter: NicolaLMcDonald
(Annual Conference Scholarships Jury, Books for Teens Jury, Great Books Giveaway Jury)

Rachel McDonald, Director. Twitter: dibrarian
(Morris Award Committee 2015, Odyssey Award Committee, Printz Award Committee 2016, Teens' Top Ten Committee)

Krista McKenzie, Director. Twitter: timeskeeper
(BWI Award Jury, Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee, Margaret Edwards Award Committee 2016, Member Recognition Jury, Nonfiction Award Committee 2015)

Sarah Sogigian, Director. Twitter: sarahatmls
(JRLYA Advisory Board, National Guidelines Committee, Research Committee)

Sarah Townsend, O&B Chair. [ex-officio] Twitter: stowns
(Legislation Committee, O&B Committee, Popular Paperbacks Committee, Teen Tech Week Committee)

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 2014 - 2015 is:

Advocacy & Activism: Jennifer Korn (chair), Candice Mack, Shannon Peterson, Sarah Townsend

Research & Best Practices: Vicki Emery, Joy Kim, Sarah Sogigian (chair)

Continuing Education & Professional Development: Maureen Hartman (chair), Carrie Kausch, Gretchen Kolderup

Member Recruitment & Retention: Carla Land, Krista McKenzie (chair), Nicola McDonald, Rachel McDonald

Capacity Building: Linda Braun (chair), Jack Martin, Chris Shoemaker

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