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Procedures

The goal of the Tayshas project is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas.

The Tayshas High School Reading List Committee coordinates activities associated with the Tayshas program, a reading incentive program designed for young adults in Texas, grades 9-12, who are encouraged to read books for pleasure from a selected reading list prepared by the Tayshas Committee. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.


Committee

Chair: Jessica Hedrick (2022-2024)

Past Chair: Elizabeth Nebeker (2022-2023)

Kim Herrington (2021-2024) – Admin. Assistant

Christine Carter (2020-2023)

Deborah Zeman (2020-2023)

Crystal Hernandez-Drillen (2021-2024)

Niki La Teer (2021-2024)

Shannon Whiteley (2022-2025)

Amanda Trowbridge (2022-2025)

Jessica Washington (2022-2025)

Jessica Fitzpatrick (2022-2025)


2024 Nominations

Click the button below to submit a nomination for the 2024 TAYSHAS Reading List .

2024 TAYSHAS Nomination Form

To learn more about nomination criteria, click on the Tayshas Operating Procedures below.


Tayshas Operating Procedures
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Tayshas History
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YART Volunteers

Ready to take your love of reading young adult books to the next level? Volunteering for one of YART’s reading committee lists allows you the opportunity to help curate a diverse list of books that meet the needs of all young adults in Texas.  You can also volunteer for one of YART’s executive board positions to help advocate for YA reading, publicize reading lists, work with publishers, and plan for conferences.

YART Volunteer Form

While we will keep this form active year round, please complete the form by October 1, 2022 in order to be considered for 2023 positions.


Nominate a librarian for the Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

Honoring a librarian for exceptional ability to motivate young adults to read.

Click the button below to access the NOMINATION Form for the 2023 YARI Award:

YARI Submission Form 2022 2023

Please submit a copy of the submission form, the essay and supporting material by March 1, 2023 to: sonja1of3@gmail.com with the subject line YARI 2023.

To learn more about the YARI Award, click the button below.

Young Adult Reading Incentive Award

 


 

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