Program Coordinating Committee


To serve as a liaison between ALSC committees and groups who are developing programs for conferences, institutes and pre-conferences to ensure quality and eliminate overlap. To work within the organization to encourage and stimulate creative programming that will provide a wide range of themes and topics appealing to a diverse membership. To review programs proposals for membership appeal, relevancy, quality and value. To provide support in actual planning and implementation once approved. To submit requests for approval by the ALSC President.


Karen Kessel (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Angela Nolet (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Julia Chang (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Karen Kessel (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Jennifer Knight (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
A. Charlene McKenzie (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Mrs. Jennifer Mae Smith (Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Carol K. Phillips (Consultant, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Jenny Najduch (Staff Liaison, May 23, 2011, to August 1, 2013)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 06/22/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Program Coordinating Committee consists of Chair plus five members, including the past chair who serves an additional year as the ALSC representative to the ALA Conference Planning Coordinating Team (CPCT). (Chair + Past Chair + four virtual members). This committee functions virtually. Term length: two years.


Established in 2001 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

Kristen Sutherland