Public Awareness Committee


To promote awareness of the value of excellent library service for all children. To plan, execute, coordinate, and disseminate public awareness campaigns about the importance of library service for youth. To provide public awareness learning opportunities for library staff and other stakeholders.


Ana-Elba Pavon (REFORMA Representative, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Robin J. Howe (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Robin J. Howe (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Mrs. Marni Blanken (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Chelsea Schmitz Couillard-Smith (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Naphtali Faris (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Debra S. Gold (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Kendra Lu Jones (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Barbara Klipper (Consultant, July 1, 2012, to August 1, 2013)
Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo (Board Liaison, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Laura Schulte-Cooper (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2015)

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The Public Awareness Committee consists of two co-chairs plus seven members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms. Of the seven members, one is designated as a REFORMA rep to assist with Dia related activities. A Board representative if assigned to the committee. The co-chairs are appointed in alternating years. (Co-chairs + 7)


Established in 2007 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison

Angela Hubbard