Great Websites Committee


To administer and evaluate ALSC's great sites within the criteria and procedures established for selection and reconsideration. To complete other web site selection tasks as appropriate. To maintain communication with the children and technology committee. To work closely with the ALSC staff liaison and the director of the ALA public information office. The committee will function electronically.


Ms. Lara Anne Crews (Chair, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016)
Lisa Taylor (Chair, January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015)
Krishna Grady (Member, February 1, 2014, to January 31, 2016)
Joanne Kelleher (Member, February 1, 2014, to January 31, 2016)
Elizabeth Saxton (Member, March 4, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Ms. Alia Shields (Member, February 1, 2014, to January 31, 2016)
Emily E. Bacon (Virtual Member, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Ms. Ariel Cummins (Virtual Member, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Jill Eisele (Virtual Member, February 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017)
Gaye Hinchliff (Consultant, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Laura Schulte-Cooper (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2008, to July 31, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/06/2015. Last retrieved on 07/06/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Great Websites for Kids Committee Manual


The Great Websites Committee consists of 9 members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by two committee co-chairs. (2 co-chairs + 7)


Established in 1999 as the 700+ Great Sites Task Force at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Get Involved

ALSC and ALA value committed and active committee members. Qualified ALSC members are welcome to volunteer to serve on ALSC's committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other ALSC committees by filling out an ALSC committee volunteer form. Depending on the committee, appointments take place either in the spring or fall. Accordingly, committee service begins either following Annual Conference or Midwinter Meeting.

Staff Liaison

Laura Schulte-Cooper