ALSC Board of Directors


This body provides general oversight and direction of the affairs of the association. It conducts all business pertaining to the association at a strategic and policy level, and has authority to make decisions for the association. Directors are elected by the ALSC membership and serve three-year terms.  The ALSC Board of Directors works toward the good of the overall association.


Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo (President, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Ms. Cecilia P. McGowan (Vice President, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Paula Holmes (Fiscal Officer, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2019)
Julie Dietzel-Glair (Division Councilor, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Nina Lindsay (Past-President, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2019)
Linda L. Ernst (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Elisa Gall (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Dr. Africa S. Hands (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Amy E. Koester (Member, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2019)
Sujei Lugo (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)
Ms. Karen Ann MacPherson (Member, July 1, 2016, to July 31, 2019)
Sue McCleaf Nespeca (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Amy E. Sears (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Aimee Strittmatter (Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2021)
ALSC Admin (Staff Liaison, February 22, 2019, to February 22, 2099)
Anne Michaud (Staff Liaison, December 3, 2018, to December 3, 2020)
Alena Rivers (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/15/2019. Last retrieved on 07/15/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Contact ALSC leadership at:

Jamie Campbell Naidoo, Ph.D., 2018-2019 ALSC President

Cecilia McGowan, 2018-2019 ALSC Vice-President

Nina Lindsay, 2018-2019 ALSC Past-President

ALSC Board Liaison Responsibilities

The following Directors are assigned as liaisons to the following committees and task forces (listed alphabetically by group name):

  • Advocacy and Legislation Committee- Africa Hands
  • Education Committee- Nina Lindsay
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within ALSC Implementation Task Force- Sujei Lugo
  • Public Awareness Committee- Elisa Gall
  • Research Agenda Task Force- Linda Ernst
  • Student Gift Membership Task Force- Karen MacPherson
  • Summer Reading and Learning Task Force- Amy Sears

Get Involved

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.