Jury Member Responsibilities

  • Read the Schneider Family Book Award Manual to understand the specific aims and criteria of this award before reading books under consideration.
  • Search for books to bring to the Jury’s attention by reading professional journals and publishers’ catalogs, and by networking with colleagues individually or through listservs.
  • Read and evaluate all books mailed to Jury members.
  • Obtain reviews on books under consideration for additional points of view.
  • Participate in scheduled Jury meetings.
  • Attend ALA Midwinter convention to vote for award winners. Maintain confidentiality until the press conference.
  • Attend the press conference at ALA Midwinter announcing Youth Media Awards.
  • Attend Dr. Schneider’s luncheon honoring the current winners at ALA Annual.
  • Attend ALA Award Ceremony, if possible.