Oral History Committee


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.


Mr. Christopher A. Brown (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Shawn S. Brommer (Member, March 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Rachael Stein (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Emily Bredberg (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Amy Kellman (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Sharon McKellar (Virtual Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Ellen Hunter Ruffin (Virtual Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Marge Loch-Wouters (Consultant, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 03/24/2018. Last retrieved on 03/24/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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


Established in 2001 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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