Seeking Applicants for the 21-22 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee

Seeking Applicants for the 21-22 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee

ALAN is currently accepting membership applications for the 2021-22 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award committee. If you’re a classroom teacher, librarian/media specialist, or university professor, and want to contribute to the important work of this committee, please consider applying. Nominations are due by June 18th, 2021, and applications should be submitted via Google Form.

To learn more about committee responsibilities, and to submit your application, please consult this doc or view the PDF below:

The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, presented annually by ALAN, is awarded to a YA title that exemplifies literary excellence, widespread appeal, and a positive approach to life in young adult literature. Named for Amelia Elizabeth Walden, who was a pioneer in the field of Young Adult literature, the committee presents the award to one winning title, with up to four additional honor titles.

The award committee is composed of ten ALAN members (3 teachers, 3 university professors, 3 librarians, and 1 chair) and is appointed by the previous year’s chair and current ALAN President. Committee members should expect A LOT of reading over the course of the year and be able to keep to a strict reading and discussion schedule, as outlined by the committee chair.

Again, the application deadline is June 18th, so don’t delay. We’re looking forward to another incredible award slate next year!