Conference Travel Scholarships Jury

Charge:  To vet applications in order to select three YALSA members who will receive funds to travel to the ALA Annual Conference.  Two selectees will be library workers (one whose focus is school libraries and the other whose focus is public libraries) who work with or for young adults to receive the Baker & Taylor Conference Scholarship, and one will be a graduate student in the field of library and information science to receive the Dorothy Broderick Conference Scholarship. Term: November 1st through January 31st. Jury size: 5 virtual members, including the chair and at least one member from the previous year



  • Current membership in YALSA
  • In order to accomplish work in a virtual environment taskforce members must be competent users of web 2.0 tools, including but not limited to wikis, e-chats and ALA Connect.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Marketing experience

Term: November 1 through January 31

Staff liaison:  Letitia Smith