Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee


To maintain lists of special collections of children's books and related materials now available in libraries. To encourage the creation of new collections and the strengthening of existing collections. To identify types of collections that need to be established. To establish criteria for defining a special collection. To explore and suggest ways in which special collections can be used locally, nationally, and internationally. To publicize research trends in the field of special collections. To plan and present appropriate programs. To administer annually the Bechtel fellowship to up to three (3) librarians to read and study at the Baldwin Library of the George A. Smathers libraries, University of Florida, for a period of at least one month.


Mary Beth Dunhouse (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Laurina Cashin (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Connie J. Champlin (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Dr. Alpha Selene DeLap (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Carol Arlene Edwards (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Jeanne C. Lamb (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Jenny Schwartzberg (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Courtney Jones (Staff Liaison, March 31, 2014, to June 30, 2018)

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The Special Collections and Bechtel Fellowship Committee consists of ten members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by two committee co-chairs. (2 co-chairs + 8)


Established in [year] at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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