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. Please take the time to provide as much detail as possible below, so the jury has the information it needs to make an informed decision. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This award is not for a single achievement, but for a compelling body of work or group of achievements occurring over the course of an individual's career.
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.
Nominator's job title
Please provide the link to the nominee's LinkedIn page or other web page that contains biographical information
If the person is not on LinkedIn, or does not have biographical information online, please provide a brief summary of their education and career information (100 - 250 words)
Please select which of the criteria you feel the nominee has met (at least 2):
Conducting and publishing research on young adult services.
Publication or presentation of knowledge or best practices relating to young adult services
Advocating for young adult library services for young adults.
Mentoring of other professionals in the field of young adult library services.
Notable efforts in furthering the mission of YALSA.
What is your relationship to the person you're nominating?
Please elaborate on why you feel the candidate has met the above criteria you selected. Provide specific examples where possible (200 - 350 words)
Please list and describe their body of achievements in YALSA and/or teen services that support the nomination. (200 - 350 words)
Optional: is there anything about this candidate's contributions/achievements in YA librarianship or YALSA that you want to share with the jury? (up to 100 words)