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Get Involved—Be a Part of USBBY!

Membership in USBBY is open to anyone interested in its mission. General, student, and institutional memberships are available. Join today!

To volunteer for any of our committees, please fill out this application. To find out more of the responsibilities for committees, see the USBBY Board Manual.

State Ambassadors
USBBY State Ambassadors promote the use of literature to build international understanding and to spread the word about USBBY as a professional organization. Read more about this new program.

Make a Donation
General donations to USBBY go into the working budget. These funds assist the organization in paying for operational expenses such as committee work, promotion and publicity, and general supplies and mailings. When donating to USBBY, you can also specify a particular fund, such as Hands Across the Sea Donations, the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund, the Haiti Relief Effort, and the USBBY Special Projects Fund.

Twinning Partners
USBBY is privileged to have twinning partnerships with other IBBY national sections, which are one important means of internationalizing USBBY. Twinning can take many forms, but in keeping with USBBY's mission, the intent is to promote international understanding of peace and goodwill between and among countries through books for children and young adults. Learn more.


Nami Island International Illustration Concours for Picture Book Illustrations
The Nami Island International Illustration Concours (NiiiC) provides artists with the opportunity to introduce their works on a global scale aims to inspire illustrators throughout the world to create high quality art work and thereby contribute to the improvement of the quality of picture book illustrations for children. Learn more.


USBBY Projects
Currently USBBY Special Projects include the development of libraries in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Lebanon, and a project for helping teachers, librarians, and parents celebrate International Children´s Book Day. USBBY welcomes volunteer participation in all of its activities and committees.


Co-Sponsored Conference Sessions
USBBY holds co-sponsored sessions at the annual conferences of the American Library Association, the International Literacy Association (formerly IRA), and the National Council of Teachers of English. >more

Calls for Papers and Proposals