Literacy Assembly

Charge

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.

Roster

Mrs. Jill Burke (ACRL Rep, ALA Literacy Assembly, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Gwendolyn N. Weaver (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Bebe S. Chang (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Emily J. Creo (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Cynthia Czesak (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Marna L. Elliott (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Betsy Fraser (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Whitney S. Hasler (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Jillian K. Hayes (Member, November 10, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Natarsha Miller (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Sharon L. Rawlins (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Kevin Reynolds (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mary Elizabeth Wendt (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Amanda F. Barnhart (YALSA Representative, September 7, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Emily J. Creo (ALCTS Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Mrs. Debra Kay Logan (AASL Representative, August 11, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Susan Spicer (ALSC Representative, September 29, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Emily Alford (GODORT Representative, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Elizabeth Lovsin (Intern, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Maureen J. Rothenberg (Intern, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Jody Gray (Staff Liaison, January 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Kristin Lahurd (Primary Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/21/2017. Last retrieved on 11/21/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Membership

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

Expectations

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

klahurd@ala.org

(312) 280-3275