Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant Jury

To select annually two YALSA members who work in a public library and who work directly with young adults to receive the Baker & Taylor/YALSA Collection Development Grant. 


  • 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
  • Knowledge of best practices in collecting and curating library materials of all types/formats for and with teens

 Jury size:  5 - 7 virtual members

Term: From November 1 through January 31

Staff liaison:  Letitia Smith