Committee on Education (COE)

Charge

To have responsibility for developing and recommending the association's policies related to the full spectrum of education for all library and information studies personnel. To assure that the association actively solicits from its members information about the condition, currency, relevance, and type of education necessary to improve current and future library and information services. This information will be shared with the ALA committee on accreditation, the ALA membership and its units, and allied professional organizations. To coordinate recommendations and policies concerning education promulgated by ALA divisions, round tables, and other units to eliminate conflict or unnecessary duplication and to work closely with these units through the education assembly. To maintain communication and rapport nationally and internationally, as appropriate, with other organizations concerned with library and information studies. To represent the association nationally and internationally to organizations and agencies outside the field of library and information studies that are concerned with professional education and staff preparation. To identify needed education initiatives in library and information studies and to help promote their accomplishments. To identify needed research concerning education for library and information studies and to help promote its accomplishment. To act as a clearinghouse of information on all aspects of education for library and information studies, for the profession and the public-at-large.

Roster

Dr. Ismail Abdullahi (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Ismail Abdullahi (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Jennifer W. Arns (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Maurice D. Coleman (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Christina H. Dorr, Ph.D. (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Anastasia G. Guimaraes (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mr. David A. Hurley (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Shannon McClintock Miller (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Wendy Steadman Stephens (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Yvonne C. Stephenson (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Stephanie A. Jones (AASL Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Daisy Gutierrez Ngo (ACRL Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Mr. Dustin T. Fife (LEANRT Representative, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Erin Barnthouse (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Sarah Rose Obenauf (Intern, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke (Assoc for Lib & Inf Sci Edu Rep, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Karen E. Downing (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2020)
Gwendolyn Prellwitz (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022)

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Composition

The Committee on Education consists of nine members appointed from the membership at large serving two year staggered terms and led by chair, serving a one year term.

Assemblies

Library Education Assembly
This Assembly is charged to provide within ALA an opportunity for broad representation of the membership and for affiliated groups to exchange information, share ideas, and express concerns pertaining to education for library service with a view toward assisting the committee on education in carrying out its charge. Representatives are appointed by ALA units and affiliates with education-related concerns; other library education groups and all members of the ALA Committee on Education are also included. Meetings are held each midwinter and Annual Conference. NOTE: As an assembly to a Council committee, the education assembly acts in an advisory capacity, reviewing documents and issues, representing unit and committee interests and reporting back to its respective units and committees.