YALSA Outstanding Achievement Award
  • This award of $2,000 is funded by ABC-CLIO/Greenwood and is given out every other year (applications are accepted during odd years only). This award is for an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to teen services or to YALSA.

    All persons being nominated must be current personal members of ALA/YALSA at the time the application is submitted to be eligible. The nominator does not need to be a member of ALA or YALSA unless they are nominating themselves.

    Nominations must be submitted online by December 1 in odd-numbered years.

    An award jury will evaluate each nominee based on outstanding contribution(s), innovative ideas and breadth of influence that have had a significant and lasting impact on youth services or YALSA.

    The winner will be announced by a YALSA press release the second week of Feb. If a suitable candidate is not found, the jury will remain active and present an award the following year.
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