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: Jenna Nemec-Loise (ALSC)
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Advocacy Support Taskforce
Chair: Sarah Kepple
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award Committee 
Chair:Cindy Lombardo (ALSC)
Board Liaison: Rachel McDonald

Alex Award Committee 
Chair:Angela Craig
Board Liaison: Carla Land

Amazing Audiobooks Committee 
Chair: Sarah Hashimoto
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Annual Conference Scholarships Jury
Chair:  Sarah Wethern
Board Liaison: Nicola McDonald

Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce 
Chair:  Sarah Hannah Gomez
Board Liaison: Gretchen Kolderup

Appointments Task Force 
Chair:  Candice Mack
Board Liaison: N/A

Awards Committee Nominating 2016
Chair: Robin Kurz
Board Liaison:Christopher Shoemaker

Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Thea Hashagen
Board Liaison: Carla Land

Board Diversity Taskforce
Chair: Nicola McDonald
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

BWI Award Jury 
Chair:  Melanie Lyttle
Board Liaison:
Krista McKenzie

Books for Teens Jury 
Chair:  Nichole Scherer
Board Liaison: Nicola McDonald

Competencies Update Taskforce
Chair: Lorraine Squires
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Continuing Education Advisory Board
Chair:  Portia Latalladi
Board Liaison: Maureen Hartman

Cultural Competence Taskforce
Chair: Kim Dare
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Division and Membership Promotion Committee 
Chair: Christina Ryan-Linder
Board Liaison Jack Martin

Editorial Advisory Board 
Chair: Linda Braun
Board Liaison: N/A

Financial Advancement Committee 
Chair:  Jack Martin
Board Liaison: N/A

Future of Teens and Libraries Taskforce
Chair: 
Board Liaison: Linda Braun

Frances Henne Jury 
Chair:  Ariel Cummins
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Governance Nominating 2016
Chair: Shannon Peterson
Board Liaison: Christopher Shoemaker

Great Book Giveaway Jury 
Chair:  Kelly Chaney
Board Liaison: Nicola McDonald

Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee 
Chair: Marcus Lowry
Board Liaison: Krista McKenzie

JRLYA Advisory Board 
Chair: Don Latham
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Legislation Committee 
Chair:  Staci Terrell
Board Liaison: Sarah Townsend 

Library Administrator Resources Taskforce
Chair: Mary Hastler
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

Literacies  Taskforce
Chair: Greta Bergquist
Board Liaison:  Joy Kim

MAE Award Jury 
Chair:  Tony Carmack
Board Liaison:
Carrie Kausch

Margaret Edwards Committee 2015
Chair: Sophie Brookover
Board Liaison: Jack Martin

Margaret Edwards Committee 2016
Chair:  Valerie Davis
Board Liaison: Krista McKenzie

Member Recognition Jury
Chair: Sarah Julsonnet
Board Liaison:  Krista McKenzie

Mentoring Taskforce
Chair: Gail Tobin
Board Liaison: Maureen Hartman

Michael L. Printz Award 2015
Chair: Diane Colson
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

Michael L. Printz Award 2016
Chair: April Witteveen
Board Liaison: Rachel McDonald

Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce
Chair:  Sarah Sogigian
Board Liaison:  Carrie Kausch

Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee 
Chair: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Morris Award Committee 2016
Chair; Nichole King
Board Liaison: Rachel McDonald

National Guidelines Oversight Committee
Chair: Katherine Trouern-Trend
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Nonfiction Award 2016
Chair: Gregory Lum
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Organization and Bylaws Committee 
Chair:  Sarah Townsend
Board Liaison: N/A

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Kathryn Salo
Board Liaison: Sarah Townsend

Publications Advisory Board 
Chair: Tara Smith
Board Liaison:
Linda Braun

Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers Committee 
Chair: Erik Carlson 
Board Liaison: Carla Land

Research Committee 
Chair:  Stephanie Barta
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

RUSA/YALSA Young Adult Reference Committee
Chair: Jessi Schulte-Honstad
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

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

Student Member Engagement Taskforce
Chair: Mary Anne Nichols
Board Liaison: Shannon Peterson

Summer Reading/Learning Taskforce
Chair: Sarah Wethern 
Board Liaison: Vicki Emery

Teen Read Week Committee 
Chair:  Sarah Amazing
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Teen Tech Week Committee 
Chair: Jaina Lewis
Board Liaison: Sarah Townsend

Teens' Top Ten Committee 
Chair:  Stacy Holbrook
Board Liaison: Rachel McDonald

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

Website Advisory Board 
Chair:  Whitney Winn
Board Liaison: Sarah Sogigian

Writing Award Jury
Chair: David Wang
Board Liaison: Carla Land

YALSAblog Advisory Board
Chair: Wendy Stephens
Board Liaison: Maureen Hartman

YA Services Symposium Taskforce 2015
Chair: Jane Gov
Board Liaison:
Gretchen Kolderup