Membership Committee


To plan campaigns for recruiting and securing new members for ALSC at the national, state, regional, and local levels. To serve as a channel for communication on membership matters between the ALA membership task force and the division. To plan and assume responsibility for conference orientation sessions and to welcome and introduce new members to ALSC purposes and procedures.


Tali Balas (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Lucia Acosta (Member, July 1, 2015, to May 30, 2016)
Jill A. Bickford (Member, March 16, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Emily Bredberg (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Alyx Andrea Campbell (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Shannon Horrocks (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Kathy Jarombek (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Lisa R. Nabel (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Gloria Repolesk (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
John E. Schumacher (Member, July 1, 2015, to October 28, 2015)
Ms. Amy E. Sears (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Julie Dietzel-Glair (Consultant, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dan Bostrom (Staff Liaison, January 8, 2012, to January 8, 2016)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 06/24/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Membership Committee consists of eleven members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 10)


Established in 1976 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

Elizabeth Serrano