Education Committee


To review the elements considered essential to the formal academic and continuing education of children's librarians. To inform the ALSC Board of members' needs and concerns regarding continuing education, and to assist in the initiation of programs and new publications to meet these needs and concerns. To represent ALSC at appropriate ALA committees, councils, and assemblies, and to serve as a liaison to these bodies as directed by the ALSC board. To be responsible for periodic review of ALSC Competencies.


Ms. Edith Campbell (Co-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Tony A. Carmack (Co-Chair, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Mrs. Amanda Yother (Co-Chair, February 21, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Leigh Ramey (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Hilary Writt (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Annamarie E. Carlson (Virtual Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Tiffeni J. Fontno (Virtual Member, January 31, 2019, to July 31, 2020)
Melanie A. Lyttle (Virtual Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020)
Kathryn Courtney O'Leary (Virtual Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Catherine Elizabeth Sorensen (Virtual Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021)
Kay M. Weisman (Consultant, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2022)
Sarah Polen (Staff Liaison, March 3, 2020, to June 30, 2022)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/03/2020. Last retrieved on 07/03/2020. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Education Committee, a virtual committee, consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs are appointed in alternating years.


Established in 1979 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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