Governance Candidacy Form

Use this form to indicate your interest in serving on YALSA's Board of Directors, or to suggest a colleague. Note: completing the form does not automatically place an individiual on the ballot. All Officers and Directors-at-Large serve three-year (36 month) terms.

Personal Data Notification

The ALA (American Library Association and its units) and the ALA-APA (Allied Professional Association) (collectively “ALA”) use the personal data you provide to the ALA to process membership, inform you of products, services, conferences, education opportunities, events and for other purposes which are within the Association’s mission. To accomplish these actions, ALA contracts with third-parties who gather and process personal data to complete interactions such as online purchases, conference registration, and fulfillment. The personal data as provided is processed and stored as a legitimate Interest to the ALA in order to fulfill your requests for information and services from ALA.

For more information, review ALA’S PRIVACY POLICY:

Please give your name or that of the person you're nominating.
If different from above.
For which position are you nominating this member?
Please list leadership experiences in any boards, committees, or groups relevant to the elected position the nominee is seeking.
Include honors, publications, presentations, leadership roles, etc.
In particular, skills and knowledge that help advance the goals in YALSA's Organizational Plan, and/or related to association or nonprofit governance, such as strategic plan implementation, fundraising, measuring impact, inspiring others, high ethical standards, financial planning, etc.
Please describe why you believe this individual would be a fitting candidate for this position.
Is the nominee also running for an award committee position with YALSA or another ALA Division?
Tell us which awards committee the nominee is planning to run for
Does the nominee have any known or perceived conflict of interest that would impact their eligibility to serve on the board?
Please review the Board Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement at
What type of setting do you work in? (optional)