Outstanding Achievement Award Jury

Charge: Work with YALSA's Communications Specialist and leverage personal networks to promote the award and encourage nominations; identify a list of highly eligible nominees (based on award eligibility criteria) and personally invite them to self-nominate; use established criteria to vet all nominations and select one winner for YALSA's Service to Young Adults Outstanding Achievement Award.  


  • Current personal membership in YALSA
  • Have the necessary time to commit to devote to the work of the group
  • Are skilled in conducting work virtually through tools such as ALA Connect, video chats, Google Docs and more
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Have enthusiasm for supporting and advancing YALSA's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Want to give back to the organization and help YALSA achieve its goals
  • Personal integrity and a commitment to upholding YALSA's Ethical Behavior Policy

Jury size: 5 virtual members, including the chair.

Term: November 1 through January 1 

Staff Liason: Letitia Smith