Committee, Jury & Task Force Chair Information

To access additional information about these groups, visit the list of committees page.  From there you can access links to each group's web page which provide details about their work and scope.l


Advocacy Resources Community Listening Taskforce
Chair: Kerry Townsend
Board Liaison:
Staff Liaison:


AASL/ALSC/YALSA Committee on School and Public Library Cooperation
Chair: Cynthia Zervos (AASL)
YALSA Board Liaison:  Karen Lemmons 
YALSA Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels
 

ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award Committee 
Chair: Maryanne Olson   (YALSA)
Liaison(s) Kim Dare , Robert Bittner
Staff Liaison  Nichole O'Connor

Alex Award Committee 
Chair: Karen Perry
Liaison: Isaiah West
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Amazing Audiobooks Blogging Team
Coordinator: Catherine Outten
Liaison: Sara Beth Coffman
Staff Liaison(s):  Nichole O'Connor, Ni'Shele Jackson

Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements
Chair: Heather Beverley
Board Liaison: Colleen Seisser
Primary Staff Liaison:Tammy Dillard-Steels, 
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor 

Best Literacies Program Award 
Chair: Bethany Martin
Board Liaison: Colleen Seisser
Staff Liaison: Letitia Smith

Best Fiction Blogging Team
Coordinator: Allie Stevens
Liaison:  Sara Beth Coffman
Staff Liaison(s): Nichole O'Connor, Ni'Shele Jackson

Board Development Committee
Chair(s): Ritchie Momon, Gail Tobin
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger 
Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels

Book Awards Committees' Oversight Committee
Chair: Kim Dare
Board Liaison: Charli Osborne
Primary Staff Liaison:  Tammy Dillard-Steels
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Collection Development Grant
Chair: Cyndi Hamann
Board Liaison:  Susannah Goldstein
Staff Liaison:  Letitia Smith

Conference Travel Scholarships 
Chair: Janet Hilbun
Bard Liaison: Traci Glass
Staff Liaison: Letitia Smith

Division and Membership Promotion Committee 
Chair: Ruby Smart
Board Liaison: Kelly Czarnecki
Primary Staff  Liaison:  Letitia Smith
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor 

Editorial Advisory Board (YALS & YALSAblog)
Chair:  Tess Wilson
Board Liaison: Kelly Czarnecki
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam

Education Advisory Committee
Chair: Sarah Evans
Board Liaison: Karen Lemmons
Staff Liaison:  Tammy Dillard-Steels

 Executive Committee
Chair: Amanda Barnhart
Board Liaison: Amanda Barnhart
Staff Liaison:  Tammy Dillard-Steels

Financial Advancement Committee 
Chair: Traci Glass
Board Liaison: Kate Denier
Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels

Graphic Novel Selection Blogging Team
Coordinator: Crystal Chen 
Board Liaison: SaraBeth Coffman
Primary Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor
Staff Liaison: Ni'Shele Jackson 

Great Books Giveaway
Chair: Hattie Garrow
Board Liaison: Kate Denier
Staff Liaison: Letitia Smith

Frances Henne Research Award 
Chair: Rebecca Morris
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips
Staff Liaison: Letitia Smith

Hub Advisory Board
Chair: Sara Beth Coffman
Board Liaison:Charli Osborne
Staff Liaison:  Anna Lam 

Innovation Award 
Chair: Asuncion Cora
Board Liaison:
Dawn Kirkpatrick
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant
Chair: Gregory Lum
Board Liaison: Kelly Czarnecki
Staff Liaison: Ni'Shele Jackson

Margaret Edwards Committee 2021
Chair: Rebecca Baldwin 
Liaison: Emily Townsend 
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Michael L. Printz Award 2021
Chair: Ellen Spring 
Liaison: Kim Dare 
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce
Chair: N/A
Board Liaison:  Melissa McBride
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor 

Morris Award Committee 2021
Chair: Melissa Malanuk
Liaison:  Edith Campbell 
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Morris Award Manual Task Force
Chair: Kim Dare
Board Liaison: Kate Denier
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Nonfiction Award 2021
Chair: Adrienne Gillespie
Liaison: Rachel Adams
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Organization and Bylaws Committee 
Chair: Franklin Escobedo
Board Liaison: Valerie Tagoe
Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels

President's Implementation Taskforce
Chair: Amanda Barnhart
Board Liaison: Amanda Barnhart
Primary Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels 
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Quick Picks Blogging Team
Coordinator: Molly Dettmann
Liaison:SaraBeth Coffman 
Primary Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor
Staff Liaison: Ni'Shele Jackson

Re-imagining Alex Awards Task Force
Chair: Kali Olson
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Research Committee 
Chair: Adrienne Strock
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips
Staff  Liaison:  Tammy Dillard-Steels

Research Journal Advisory Board 
Chair: Charlie Gluck
Board Liaison:  Josie Watanabe
Staff Liaison:  Anna Lam 

Selection List Oversight Committee
Chair: Celeste Swanson
Board Liaison:
Staff Liaison:

Social Media Marketing Taskforce
Chair: Morgan Chance
Board Liaison:
Staff Liaison:

Teen Programming HQ
Chair:  Dawn Abron
Board Liaison:Colleen Seisser
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam

Teens' Top Ten Committee
Chair:  Jessica Lorentz Smith
Board Liaison:  Colleen Seisser
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

YA Symposium Planning and Marketing Task Force
Chair:
Board Liaison: Dawn Kirkpatrick
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Volunteer of the Year Award 
Chair: Jessica Schwartz
Board Liaison: Valerie Tagoe
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor 

Writing Award Jury
Chair: Heather Colby
Board Liaison: Melissa McBride
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam

YALS/YALSAblog Editorial Advisory Board
Chair(s) Yolanda Hood, Tess Wilson
Board Liaison: Kelly Czarnecki
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam