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YALSA Nonfiction: Publishers

Drumroll, please! The last policy for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. From the YALSA Website: Relationship with Publishers. “Committee members are required to abide by YALSA’s Conflict of Interest Policy and will not solicit publishers for copies of titles; however, they may accept any unsolicited ones that are offered or […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Honor Titles

Not that many policies left! The second to the last of the policies & procedures for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Adults is about Honor Title(s). From the YALSA website: “A short list of up to five Finalists will be announced during early December, with the winner announced during the following Midwinter Conference […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Final Voting

After a couple weeks off (4th of July, Summer Blog Blast Tour), back to the YALSA Nonfiction Award Policies and Procedures! We are almost at the end — this week, it’s Final Voting of Award Title. Hoe does the final voting take place? It’s simple; here is the procedure from the YALSA website: “Oral ballots […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Voting

Time to discuss Voting Procedures for the YALSA Nonfiction award. Not as simple as “just vote,” but pretty darn close: “Following discussion at Annual, balloting will begin. Members must be present to vote. Proxies will not be accepted. Additional titles nominated after this point will be considered in the final voting conference calls between October […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Field Nominations

As promised in last week’s discussion of the YALSA Nonfiction policies, and procedures, Field Suggestions: “Field suggestions are encouraged. To be eligible, they must be submitted on the official suggestion form. The form will allow for both a rationale and summary of nominated titles. Committee members will be notified of all field suggestions, which are […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Nominations

Next in the YALSA Nonfiction Policies & Procedures:  Nominations From the website: “Committee members suggest titles beginning in November after their election or appointment, with suggestions due each month through the end of the time period. Committee members are responsible for nominating titles throughout the process. Following this procedure allows committee members to reflect on what […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Calendar Part II

Now, to continue with the YALSA Nonfiction Committee Calendar, this time from July to January. Again, all the information is from the YALSA Website. July, August, September, October: “Committee reads, suggests and discusses titles [keeping in mind that only one book will be the winner].  Committee continues to nominate titles.” I like the reminder that only […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Calendar

Probably the most important thing for a person to realize when considering the various YALSA Awards and Lists is that each has its own calendar for what happens when. Because of how much takes place during the course of being on a Committee, I’ve broken this down into two halves. First, the Committee calendar, from January […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Committee Members

This week, the Committee Members for the YALSA Nonfiction Award. Pretty timely, because YALSA election results just came out telling us some of the people who will be on next year’s Committee: Ruth Allen, Angie Manfredi, Judy Nelson and Laura Pearle. The current Committee: Jennifer Hubert, Chair; Mary Burkey; Betty Carter; Elizabeth A. Burns; Diane Colson; Megan Fink; Pam Spencer Holley; David Mowery; and Mary […]

YALSA Nonfiction: Charge!

Now, into the policies and procedures for the YALSA Nonfiction Award. This is it; there is no additional manual or handbook. I’ll be breaking it out over several Mondays. The charge: “To annually select the best nonfiction title published for young adults between November 1 of the preceding year and October 31 of the current year, […]