Literacy Assembly


To establish a focal point within ALA that will emphasize the Association's continuing commitment to adult literacy beyond divisional and unit membership committees; to provide an opportunity for broad representation of the membership and affiliated groups to exchange information and share ideas, identify concerns and omissions, and coordinate programming; and, to develop and promote strategies for increased adult literacy activity within the Association.


Mrs. Jill Burke (ACRL Rep, ALA Literacy Assembly, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Cynthia Czesak (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Betsy Fraser (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mary Elizabeth Wendt (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Emily J. Creo (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Susan Spicer (ALSC Representative, September 29, 2017, to July 31, 2019)
Maureen J. Rothenberg (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 08/17/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Literacy Assembly members are appointed representatives from ALA’s divisions and select committees.


The Literacy Assembly will facilitate communication between and among ALA’s offices, divisions, and roundtables. Assembly members will work with the Committee on Literacy to insure that there is broad knowledge of ALA’s diverse literacy initiatives. Assembly members will identify and promote literacy programming of all kinds and all literacy-related awards and publications.

Staff Liaison

Kristin Lahurd

(312) 280-3275