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 (YALSA)
Board Liaison: Gretchen Kolderup

Advocacy Resources Taskforce
Chair: Sarah Kepple
Board Liaison: N/A

ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award Committee 
Chair:Cindy Lombardo (ALSC)
Board Liaison: Sarah Hill

Alex Award Committee 
Chair:Angela Craig
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger

Amazing Audiobooks Committee 
Chair: Sarah Hashimoto
Board Liaison: Rachel McDonald

Annual Conference Scholarships Jury
Chair: Jenna Friebel
Board Liaison: Robin Kurz

Annual Conference Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce 
Chair:  Katharine Kan
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

Awards Committee Nominating 2016
Chair: Robin Kurz
Board Liaison: Candice Mack

Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Thea Hashagen
Board Liaison: Chris Shoemaker

Board Diversity Taskforce
Chair: Nicola McDonald
Board Liaison: Kate McNair

BWI Award Jury 
Chair:  Sara Ray
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Community Connections Taskforce
Chair: TBD
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Competencies Update Taskforce
Chair: Lorraine Squires
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips

Continuing Education Advisory Board
Chair: Susan Riley
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Cultural Competence Taskforce
Chair: Kim Dare
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

Division and Membership Promotion Committee 
Chair: Christina Ryan-Linder
Board Liaison: Kate McNair

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

Financial Advancement Committee 
Chair:  Sarah Kepple
Board Liaison: N/A

Frances Henne Jury 
Chair:  Kellie Tilton
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips

Governance Nominating 2016
Chair: Shannon Peterson
Board Liaison: Candice Mack

Great Book Giveaway Jury 
Chair:  Kate Denier
Board Liaison: Diane Colson

Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee 
Chair: Jason Poole
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

JRLYA Advisory Board 
Chair: Don Latham
Board Liaison: Crystle Martin

Legislation Committee 
Chair:  Staci Terrell
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Literacies Taskforce
Chair: Greta Bergquist
Board Liaison: Gretchen Kolderup

MAE Award Jury 
Chair:  Melanie Lyttle
Board Liaison: Gretchen Kolderup

Margaret Edwards Committee 2016
Chair:  Valerie Davis
Board Liaison: Sarah Hill

Member Recognition Jury
Chair: Sarah Julsonnet
Board Liaison: Jennifer Korn

Mentoring Taskforce
Chair: Gail Tobin
Board Liaison: Diane Colson

Michael L. Printz Award 2016
Chair: April Witteveen
Board Liaison: Diane Colson

Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce
Chair:  Sarah Sogigian
Board Liaison: Chris Shoemaker

Midwinter Paper Presentation Planning Committee 
Chair: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips

Morris Award Committee 2016
Chair; Nichole King
Board Liaison: Sarah Hill

National Guidelines Oversight Committee
Chair: Katherine Trouern-Trend
Board Liaison: Linda Braun

Nonfiction Award 2016
Chair: Gregory Lum
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger

Organization and Bylaws Committee 
Chair:  Robin Kurz
Board Liaison: N/A

Outstanding Achievement Award Jury
Chair: TBD
Board Liaison: Renee McGrath

Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee 
Chair: Kathryn Salo
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger

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

Quick Picks for Young Adult Readers Committee 
Chair: Erik Carlson 
Board Liaison: Chris Shoemaker

Research Committee 
Chair:  Kafi Kumasi
Board Liaison: Crystle Martin

RUSA/YALSA Young Adult Reference Committee
Chair: Jessi Schulte-Honstad
Board Liaison: Gretchen Kolderup

Summer Reading/Learning Taskforce
Chair: Barbara Bahm
Board Liaison: Gretchen Kolderup

Teen Read Week Committee 
Chair: Amanda Barnhart
Board Liaison: Rachel McDonald

Teen Tech Week Committee 
Chair: Fallon Bleich
Board Liaison: Robin Kurz

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

The Hub Advisory Board 
Chair: Allison Tran
Board Liaison: Crystle Martin

Website Advisory Board 
Chair: Gina Seymour
Board Liaison: Kate McNair

Writing Award Jury
Chair: Geri Diorio
Board Liaison: Carrie Kausch

YALSAblog Advisory Board
Chair: Crystle Martin
Board Liaison: N/A

YA Services Symposium Taskforce 2015
Chair: Jane Gov
Board Liaison:
Sarah Kepple