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

22x20 Taskforce
Chair: Yvette Garcia
Board Liaison:Ryan Moniz
Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels

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

ALSC/Booklist/YALSA Odyssey Award Committee 
Chair: Stephanie Charlefour
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Alex Award Committee 
Chair: Kali Olson
Liaison: Laura Jean Giunta 
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Amazing Audiobooks Blogging Team
Coordinators:Brittany Garcia and Samantha Jackson 
Liaison: Stephen Ashley
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

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

Best Fiction Blogging Team
Coordinator: Kimmie DePinto
Liaison:  Stephen Ashley 
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Board Development Committee
Chair: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Board Liaison: Sandra Hughes-Hassell
Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels

Book Awards Committees' Oversight Committee
Chair: Robert Bittner
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger
Staff Liaison:  Tammy Dillard-Steels

Division and Membership Promotion Committee 
Chair: Yvette Garcia
Board Liaison: Amanda Barnhart
Staff Liaison(s): Nichole O'Connor,  Letitia Smith

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

Executive Committee
Chair: Todd Krueger
Board Liaison: N/A

Financial Advancement Committee 
Chair: Gregory Lum
Board Liaison: Jane Gov
Staff Liaison(s): Tammy Dillard-Steels, Letitia Smith

Graphic Novel Selection Blogging Team
Coordinator: Tina Lerno
Liaison:
 Stephen Ashley
Staff Liaison:
  Nichole O'Connor

Hub Advisory Board
Chair: Stephen Ashley
Board Liaison:Colleen Seisser
Staff Liaison:  Anna Lam 

Margaret Edwards Committee 2020
Chair: Dawn McMillan 
Liaison: Charli Gluck
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Mentoring Taskforce
Chair: TBD
Board Liaison: Linda Braun
Staff/Contractor Liaison:Linda Braun

Michael L. Printz Award 2020
Chair: Kim Farnsworth 
 Liaison: Betsy Fraser
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Midwinter Marketing & Local Arrangements Taskforce
Chair:TBD
Board Liaison:
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor 

Midwinter Paper Planning Taskforce
Chair:  Vivian Wynn
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips
Staff Liaisons(s) Tammy Dillard-Steels, Nichole O'Connor

Morris Award Committee 2020
Chair:Terrence Young 
Liaison: Joel Shoemaker
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Nonfiction Award 2020
Chair: Rachel Adams
Liaison: Katie Richert
Staff Liaison:  NIchole O'Connor

Organization and Bylaws Committee 
Chair: Kate Denier
Board Liaison: Valerie Tagoe
Staff Liaison: Tammy Dillard-Steels

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Chair: Joy Millam
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

President's Implementation Taskforce
Chair: Todd Krueger
Board Liaison: Todd Krueger
Staff Liaison(s): Tammy Dillard-Steels,  Nichole O'Connor

Quick Picks Blogging Team
Coordinator: Lorraine Roussin
Liaison: Stephen Ashley 
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

Research Committee 
Chair: Yolanda Hood
Board Liaison: Crystle Martin
Staff/Contractor Liaison(s):  Tammy Dillard-SteelsLinda Braun

Research Journal Advisory Board 
Chair: Cate Merlin
Board Liaison: Abigail Phillips
Staff Liaison:  Anna Lam 

Summer Learning Taskforce
Chair: Julie Benolken
Board Liaison: Melissa McBride
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam

Teen Programming HQ
Chair:  Dawn Abron
Board Liaison: Trixie Dantis
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam

Teen Month
Chair:TBD
Board Liaison: 
Staff Liaison: Anna Lam

Teen Summit Planning & Local Support Taskforce
Chair: Maryanne Olson
Board Liaison: Crystle Martin
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

Teens' Top Ten Committee
Chair:  Sarah  Carnahan
Board Liaison:  Melissa McBride
Staff Liaison:  Nichole O'Connor

YA Symposium Planning Taskforce
Chair: Megan Adovasio-Jones
Board Liaison: Valerie Tagoe
Staff Liaison: Nichole O'Connor

YALSA 101, 201, 301 Evaluation Taskforce
Chair: Amanda Kordeliski
Board Liaison: Crystle Martin
Staff Liaison: Letitia Smith