Managing Children's Services Committee


To identify issues relating to the management of children's services; to determine if these issues are being addressed by other divisions or committees; to cooperate as appropriate; and to initiate action to address these issues. Issues may be referred to the committee by the ALSC Board or the Managing Children's Services Discussion Group.


Thom Barthelmess (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Kendra Lu Jones (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Kiera Parrott (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Shelley B. Sutherland (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Ms. Claudia Wayland (Member, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015)
Mrs. Claire Louise Davies (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to March 9, 2015)
Ms. Megan Alleyn Egbert (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mrs. Lisa Gangemi Kropp (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015)
Madeline Walton-Hadlock (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mrs. Amanda Yother (Virtual Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dan Bostrom (Staff Liaison, August 4, 2013, to February 28, 2017)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 05/25/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Managing Children's Services Committee consists of a chair, plus nine members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, plus one LLAMA liaison, all of whom function virtually, serving 2-year terms. (Chair + 9 + 1 LLAMA Liaison)


Established in 1990 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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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