YALSA Board Fellow Application
All Applications and Supporting Statements are due no later than December 1 of each year. Please direct questions to Beth Yoke at byoke@ala.org or 312.280.4391. Current membership in YALSA is an eligibility requirement for this Fellowship. Applicants will be notified in January as to the status of their application. This Fellowship is funded by Friends of YALSA.
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  • 9. Supporting Statement

    For Librarians
    Have a supervisor who is familiar with your work comment on your qualifications and how participation in the Board Fellow program will benefit you professionally and/or personally. The supporting statement must be emailed to byoke@ala.org no later than midnight December 1st. Be sure your name and “supporting statement” appear in the subject line.

    For Library/Information Science Students
    Have a library science professor who is familiar with your work and professional goals comment on your qualifications and how the Board Fellow Program will benefit your future career as a young adult services or secondary school librarian. The supporting statement must be emailed to byoke@ala.org no later than midnight December 1st. Be sure your name and “supporting statement” appear in the subject line.
  • 10. Statement of Understanding

    I understand that the up to $500 awarded for each of three conferences is only for conference expenses (registration fees, travel, housing, meal per diem) and in order to receive my full award, I must provide original receipts to the YALSA Office. I understand that if I am selected as a YALSA Board Fellow I must attend all face-to-face Midwinter and Annual Conference meetings of the Board, participate in virtual discussions throughout the year, attend conference call meetings, and participate in activities as assigned by the YALSA President. I further understand that if I receive the stipend and for some reason cannot attend the conference that I must notify the YALSA Office and I will forfeit the award.
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