Award & Notable Committee Quarterly Reporting Form
All book and media award and Notable committee chairs (Batchelder, Belpre, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, Odyssey, Sibert, Wilder, Excellence for Early Learning Digital Media, Notable Children's Books, Notable Children's Digital Media, Notable Children's Recordings) should use this form to submit a report summarizing committee meetings and activities since the last reporting period.

Committee meeting minutes or notes also need to be uploaded to your committee/task force space in ALA Connect in order to maintain a history of proceedings and ensure a smooth transition for the next chair and committee. Additionally, this allows all ALSC members interested in your committee/task force work to access reports, for all files marked “public”.

Additionally, if you are experiencing any sensitive issues, challenges, members who are not participating at an effective level, or wish to highlight particular work or recommend a committee member for exemplary service please share in detail by sending a separate email to the ALSC President with a copy to the Executive Director.

If your committee is a process committee, please do not complete this form, please use the form specific to your committees located here:

All required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*) and must be filled in; screen readers will say the word star.

Once submitted, the form will be emailed to the ALSC President, Vice-President, immediate Past-President and Executive Director. You will receive an acknowledgement email that your report was submitted. Please be sure to forward a copy of your report to your co-chair (if applicable) and PGC. Additionally, please upload a copy of the email to your group's ALA Connect space and mark it “public.” You can save it as a PDF or copy and paste the email into a word document and upload. General instructions for uploading files available here:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
    Learning & Development
    Not every committee's main work will fall clearly within the strategic plan, and that is alright. The purpose of asking this is for ALSC to measure its progress, collectively across all committees, towards its strategic goals.
  • Expanded definitions and examples are not applicable to the Excellence for Early Learning Digital Media, Odyssey, and Notable Children's Recordings committees.
  • Changes to policy, terms and criteria require board approval. Changes to procedures may or may not.