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). If a suitable candidate is not found, the jury will remain active and present an award the following year.
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.
Please select which of the criteria you feel the nominee has met (at least 2):
The promotion of library services for young adults.
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.
Please elaborate on why you feel the candidate has met the above criteria you selected. (up to 250 words)
Please include a list of their achievements that support the nomination. (up to 250 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)