Advocacy and Legislation Committee


To provide and promote tools and information to empower members in support of grassroots efforts on behalf of libraries, children and families. To promote the ALSC Everyday Advocacy initiative and to identify library staff and workers willing to share stories of successes and challenges in serving children and families. To share, as needed, information on legislation relevant to children and libraries.


Ms. Robyn M. Lupa (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Helen Bloch (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Candice A. Mack (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Eileen Makoff (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Jenna Nemec-Loise (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Gloria Repolesk (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Barbara S. Spears (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Pat R. Scales (Consultant, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Joanna Ison (Staff Liaison, August 13, 2013, to May 31, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 08/23/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Advocacy and Legislation committee consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs also serve two-year terms and are appointed in alternating years. The "Everyday Advocacy" member content editor serves as an ex-officio member. (2 co-chairs + 5 + 1)



Established in 1974 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison