Committee, Jury & Task Force Chair Information

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

AASL/ALSC/YALSA Committee on School and Public Library Cooperation
Chair: Betty Marcoux
Board Liaison: Jack Martin

Advocacy Benchmarks Taskforce
Chair:  Linda Braun
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award Committee 
Chair: Dawn Rutherford (YALSA)
Board Liaison: Pamela Spencer Holley

Alex Award Committee 
Chair: Paige Battle
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Amazing Audiobooks Committee 
Chair: Colleen Seisser
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Annual Conference Scholarships Jury
Chair:  Kathryn LaMantia
Board Liaison: April Witteveen

Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce 
Chair:  Jennifer Jost
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

Appointments Task Force 
Chair:  Shannon Peterson
Board Liaison: N/A

Awards & Lists Marketing Taskforce 2014
Chair: Clair Segal
Board Liaison: Gail Tobin

Awards Committee Nominating 2014
Chair: Pamela Spencer Holley
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

Awards Committee Nominating 2015
Chair: Teri Lesesne
Board Liaison: Christopher Shoemaker

Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Michael Cart
Board Liaison: Maureen Hartman

BWI Award Jury 
Chair:  Joella Peterson
Board Liaison: Gail Tobin

Books for Teens Jury 
Chair:  Nichole Scherer
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Capacity Building Taskforce
Chair: Mary Lee Hastler 
Board Liaison:  Jack Martin

Continuing Education Advisory Board
Chair:  Karen Keys
Board Liaison: Maureen Hartman

Division and Membership Promotion Committee 
Chair: Krista McKenzie
Board Liaison: N/A

Editorial Advisory Board 
Chair: Angela Leeper
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Fabulous Films for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Jessica Lorentz Smith
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Financial Advancement Committee 
Chair:  Renee McGrath
Board Liaison: N/A

Frances Henne Jury 
Chair:  Carol Tilley
Board Liaison: Sarajo Wentling

Governance Nominating 2014
Chair: Sarah Flowers
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

Governance Nominating 2015
Chair: Priscille Dando
Board Liaison: Christopher Shoemaker

Great Book Giveaway Jury 
Chair:  Victoria Russo
Board Liaison: Joy Kim

Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee 
Chair: Marcus Lowry
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

Greenwood Outstanding Achievement Award Jury
ChairMichael Cart
Board Liaison: Jack Martin

Interdivisional Taskforce on Common Core 
Chair:  Kathryn Lewis(AASL)
Board Liaison: Pamela Spencer Holley

JRLYA Advisory Board 
Chair: Carol Tilley
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Legislation Committee 
Chair:  Jennifer Korn
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

Library Administrator Resources Taskforce
Chair: Sara Ryan
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

MAE Award Jury 
Chair:  Laurie Amster-Burton
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

Makerspace Resources Taskforce
Chair: Erica Compton
Board Liaison: Joy Kim

Margaret Edwards Committee 2014
Chair: Cheryl Karp Ward
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Margaret Edwards Committee 2015
Chair: Sophie Brookover
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Member Recognition Jury
Chair: Amy Alessio
Board Liaison:  April Witteveen

Mentoring Taskforce
Chair: Jennifer Fairchild
Board Liaison: Gail Tobin

Michael L. Printz Award 2014 
Chair:  Jennifer Lawson
Board Liaison: Jack Martin

Michael L. Printz Award 2015
Chair: Diane Colson
Board Liaison: Krista McKenzie

Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce
Chair:  Heather Beverly
Board Liaison:  Pamela Spencer Holley

Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee 
Chair: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Morris Award Committee 2014
Chair: Dorcas Wong
Board Liaison:Candice Mack

Morris Award Committee 2015
Chair; Robin Fogle
Board Liaison: Candice Mack

National Guidelines Oversight Committee
Chair: Mary Arnold
Board Liaison: Maureen Hartman

Nonfiction Award 2014
Chair: Jamison Hedin
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Nonfiction Award 2015
Chair: Sharon Rawlins
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery
 

Organization and Bylaws Committee 
Chair:  April Witteveen  
Board Liaison: N/A

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Jeanette Johnson
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Programming Guidelines Taskforce
Chair: Christopher Shoemaker
Board Liaison: N/A

Publications Advisory Board 
Chair: Sarah Flowers
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers Committee 
Chair: Jennifer Fairchild
Board Liaison: Pamela Spencer Holley
 

Research Committee 
Chair:  Rebecca Morris
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Road Trip Implementation Taskforce
Chair: Ritchie Momon
Board Liaison: Joy Kim

State Association Outreach Taskforce
Chair:   Elizabeth Hanisian
Board Liaison:  Sarah Sogigian

Strategic Planning Committee 
Chair:  Joy Kim
Board Liaison: N/A

Student Member Engagement Taskforce
Chair: Mary Anne Nichols
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Summer Reading Taskforce 2014
Chair:  Shelley Mastalerz
Board Liaison: Candice Mack

Teen Read Week Committee 
Chair:  Courtney Lewis
Board Liaison: Krista McKenzie

Teen Tech Week Committee 
Chair:  Karen Lemmons
Board Liaison: April Witteveen

Teens' Top Ten Committee 
Chair:  Kristen Thorp
Board Liaison: Sarajo Wentling

The Hub Advisory Board 
Chair: Allison Tran
Board Liaison: Joy Kim

Website Advisory Board 
Chair:  Whitney Winn
Board Liaison: Krista McKenzie

Teen Read Week Evaluation Taskforce
Chair: Natalie Couch
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Teen Tech Week Evaluation Taskforce
Chair: Denise Agosto
Board Liaison: Candice Mack

Writing Award Evaluation Taskforce
Chair: Laura Pearle
Board Liaison: Gail Tobin

Writing Award Jury
Chair: Cathryn Mercier
Board Liaison: Krista McKenzie

YALSAblog Advisory Board
Chair: Wendy Stephens
Board Liaison: Jack Martin

Youth Engagement Taskforce
Chair: Faythe Arredondo
Board Liaison: Sarajo Wentling

YA Lit Symposium Taskforce
Chair: Valerie Davis
Board Liaison: Candice Mack