Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Blogging Team

Type: Standing

Date of Establishment: 1980

Date of Completion: Continuing

Membership: 10-15 member bloggers and 1 coordinator.


  • Current personal membership in YALSA
  • Experience in evaluating library materials, such as relevant course work, on the job materials evaluation experience, publishing reviews and/or relevant articles in respected publications, previous selection committee experience, etc.
  • Ability to work year-round in a virtual environment with tools including, Google Drive, Skype, webinar plat
  • Ability to dedicate a significant amount of time to seeking out and reading relevant titles.
  • Ability to comply with YALSA policies, including the Conflict of Interest, Ethical Behavior & Social Media policies, which are found in YALSA's Handbook
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • High ethical standards
  • Previous service on a YALSA committee/jury/taskforce is preferred.

For information on the responsibilities of committee/jury/taskforce members, visit YALSA's Handbook.

Term of Office: 1 year, beginning Jan. 1. Bloggers are appointed through an application process and serve a term of one year. 

Function: To annually prepare an annotated list of recommended books appropriate for reluctant young adult readers.

Procedures: See " Recommended Books for the Reluctant Young Adult Reader Committee Policies and Procedures."

History: Until 1988, the name of this committee was "High Interest/Low Literacy Level Materials Evaluation Committee." The brochure with the annual list was first titled, "High-Interest Low Reading Level Booklist," and then "Recommended Books for the Reluctant Young Adult Reader." Since 1990, the brochure and list have been titled "Quick Picks." New policies and procedures were adopted by the YALSA Board, January 1993. A new name, "Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers," was adopted by the Board at the 1995 Annual Conference. In 2017, the committee was changed to a blogging team.