Volunteers of the Year Award

Any official YALSA group or individual appointed to an official YALSA group is eligible for this recognition. This award was first given in 2013.  Nominations accepted through Dec. 1 of each year.  The recognition includes a one year membership to YALSA and a commemorative certificate for each category's winner(s). 

The YALSA Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledge the contributions of YALSA members who have demonstrated outstanding service to the mission, goals and work of YALSA during a given service year.  Awards are given out for:

  • Chair: leadership of an advisory board, jury, committee or task force
  • Appointed Member: contributions within an advisory board, jury, committee or task force
  • Group: work conducted as a whole by an advisory board, jury, committee or task force

Nominations accepted through Dec. 1 of each year.  The recognition includes a one year membership to YALSA and a commemorative certificate for each category's winner(s).

To nominate yourself, a group or an individual, please use this online form.

2013

Individual Member: Gretchen Kolderup (Member Manager for The Hub)

Committee: 2012 YA Lit Symposium Planning Taskforce (Kate Pickett, chair, Johnson County Library, Shawnee Mission, KS; Hannah Berry, Aurora Public Library, Aurora, IL; Patricia Ann Carleton, Saint Louis Public Library, Saint Louis, MO; Carolyn A. Dietz, Saint Louis Public Library, Saint Louis, MO; Carla Riemer; and Tom E. Spicer, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, IL)