Oral History Committee

Charge

To continue to collect audio taped interviews and individual recollections of leaders in the association for library service to children for the ALSC oral history collection; to report annually to the board on the status of the collection; to participate actively and to engage the participation of others in the further development of the collection through interviewing, reviewing individual tapes, preserving and reformatting, working to improve access to the collection, and calling the collection to the attention of researchers and others who would find it useful.

Roster

Deborah Sharon Cooper (Chair, December 5, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Amanda Melissa Aldous (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Joan L. Atkinson (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Beth L. Gerall (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Jessica Gillis (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
John Warren Stewig (Member, November 13, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Kathy Ann East (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Anitra T. Steele (Virtual Member, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Carol K. Phillips (Consultant, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Joanna Ison (Staff Liaison, August 12, 2013, to August 13, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 04/20/2014. Last retrieved on 04/20/2014. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

The Oral History Committee consists of a chair plus eight members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, all of whom function virtually, serving 2-year terms. (Chair + 8)

Origin

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

ALSC
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