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.


Nina Lindsay (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Margaret E. Tice (Co-Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Sophie Brookover (Virtual Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Carole Leigh Chandler (Virtual Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Danielle Hartsfield (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Barbara S. Spears (Virtual Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Dr. Cindy C. Welch (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mrs. Jane B. Marino (Consultant, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Kristen Figliulo (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2025)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2015. Last retrieved on 06/22/2018. 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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Staff Liaison