Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee


To determine editorial policy for the ALSC journal Children and Libraries, subject to review by the ALSC Board. To suggest themes for forthcoming issues. To recommend resource people for articles and review. To review materials for publication upon request by the editor.


Ms. Christina M. Desai (Chair, February 1, 2011, to July 19, 2012)
Ms. Africa S. Hands (Member, October 30, 2011, to July 25, 2012)
Rita Elizabeth King (Member, October 30, 2011, to January 31, 2014)
Mrs. Joyce R. Laiosa (Member, October 30, 2011, to January 31, 2014)
Jean M. Stevenson (Member, February 1, 2011, to January 31, 2013)
Dr. Cindy A. Lombardo (Virtual Member, May 30, 2012, to January 31, 2013)
Sharon Korbeck Verbeten (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Kay M. Weisman (Consultant, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2014)
Laura Schulte-Cooper (Staff Liaison, October 30, 2011, to January 31, 2013)

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The Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee consists of a chair plus five members, all of whom function virtually, appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year staggered terms, and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 5). Fall. Children and Libraries Editor and ALSC President serve as ex-officio members.


Established in 2002 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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Staff Liaison

Laura Schulte-Cooper