YART 2019-2020 Volunteer Form: Deadline 10/1/2019
The Young Adult Round Table's purpose is to promote and improve library services for young adults in Texas. We need your help. You must work DIRECTLY with young adults in the 6-12 grade range, be a current member of YART and be able to attend meetings at TLA's Annual Conference, the November voting meeting and Annual Assembly in July. This form is for members who want to serve on a reading list selection committee or the executive board of YART.
First and Last Name
In what TLA district do you work?
Preferred email address. This is our only contact address for you. Keep in mind that if you give a work email, then change jobs, we will not be able to contact you for appointment. Please provide an email address that is unlikely to change.
Library Job Title
Type of library you work in
Library system name or school name (include district name)
What grades do you directly work with?
Are you currently a member of YART? (You must be a member of YART to volunteer for a selection committee or the executive board)
TxLA Member Number
How Long Have You Been a Librarian?
How long have you served in your current position?
Please read through our operating procedures
(Members of a reading list committee must read up to 150 books.)
On which committee would you like to serve? (Check all that apply)
Lone Star Reading Committee (6-8)
Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Committee (6-12)
Spirit of Texas Reading Committee (6-12 MS & HS have been combined)
Tayshas Reading Committee (9-12)
YART executive board positions and committee administration assistant positions (official duties will begin the last day of TLA AC 2020):
YART Chair Elect (3 year term)
YART Councilor (3 year term)
YART Webmaster (3 year term)
Lone Star Chair (must have served previously on Lone Star committee, 2 year term followed by 1 year Advisor)
TAYSHAS Chair (must have served previously on TAYSHAS committee, 2 year term followed by 1 year Adviser)
SPOT Chair (must have served previously on the SPOT committee, 2 year term followed by 1 year Adviser)
What YART position(s) or YART volunteer work have you done in the past? Please give dates. If none, say none.
What TLA or ALA positions or volunteer work have you done in the past? Please give dates. In none, say none.
Please list the title, author, and copyright dates of the last three young adult books you read.
Which book on a 2019 YART reading list would you NOT have included and why? (This question helps us gauge your ability to critically evaluate titles, please provide a thoughtful answer.)
What book (published in 2018 or 2019) would you nominate for a YART reading list and why? (The question helps us gauge your ability to critically evaluate titles, please provide a thoughtful answer. )
If you are applying for SPOT Reading Program, Please answer the following question. Out of all the programming developed for the SPOT authors, which one do you like the best and why?
I have read the YART operating procedures document (link available above) and will follow all stated guidelines should I be chosen as a YART committee member.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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