British Columbia Library Association


The Young Adult and Children’s Services Sections established the YAACS Award in 2012 to recognize exceptional service in the area of children’s or teen librarianship in British Columbia. The Young Adult and Children’s Services Award invites nominations of librarians, library technicians, teacher-librarians and others who have, as individuals or teams, demonstrated exceptional dedication in such areas as:



Completed nominations may be sent to the YAACS Award Committee at Individual nominees or institutions (in the case of a team nomination) are required to be  BCLA members.  The deadline is Friday, March 13, 2020.

This year’s award will be presented at the 2020 BCLA Conference in Richmond, BC in May 2020.
Yours sincerely,

2020 YAACS Award Committee

Sarah Tarcea, chair (currently on maternity leave)
Julia McKnight, acting chair
Rei Kitano
Brooklyn Cribdon