It Takes a Village

As we celebrate fifty years, it is important to pay homage to those persons who have sustained the CSK Book Awards and put in the work through the years.ODLOS Directors

The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS)
The American Library Association’s liaison to the CSK Awards Committee provides guidance and management oversight to the committee. ODLOS also facilitates all CSK business and financial matters within ALA. It is also interesting to note the name changes of the office over time:

  • 1973 Office for Services to the Disadvantaged
  • 1980 Name of the office was changed to Office for Library Outreach Services
  • 1995 Office name changed to Office for Literacy and Outreach Services.   
  • 2016 Office name change Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

We are grateful to the following ODLOS Directors:

Dr. Jean Coleman -   Director Office for Services to the Disadvantaged 1973-1986  
Coleman served as the first director of the then, ALA Office for Services to the Disadvantaged, 1973-1986.  She was responsible for convening a group of librarians at the 1981 ALA mid-winter meeting for propose of keeping the CSK award alive. She helped oversee the smooth transition of the award to SRRT and facilitated the CSK Book Award becoming an official ALA award. Since 2006 a lecture is held in her honor at the ALA annual conferences

  • Helen Wright - Interim Office for Services to the Disadvantaged, 1986-1988
  • Dr. Sybil Moses - Director Office for Library Outreach Services, 1988-1991
  • Mattye Nelson - Director Office for Library Outreach Services  1991- 1996
  • Satia Orange - Director Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, 1997- 2009
  • Miguel A. Figueroa - Acting Director Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, 2011-2013
  • Michelle Washington - Director Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, 2013 -2015
  • Jody Gray - Director Office of Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, 2016-Present 

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee elects a chair to provide leadership and direction for the group. We salute the following CSK chairs:

  • Glyndon Greer* Chair CK Book Awards Task Force, 1969-1980 Founder/School Librarian                 
  • Harriet B. Brown* Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force, 1980 School Library Administrator -NY Board of Education, New York City
  • Effie Lee Morris* Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force 1981-1984/Former Coordinator of Children’s Services, San Francisco Public Library
  • David L Searcy*  Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force, 1984-1989 /Branch Manager, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA
  • Henrietta Smith 1989-1993  Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force, 1989-1993/Professor Emeritus, School of Library Science, University of South Florida
  • Carolyn L. Garnes Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force 1993-1997 Retired, Deputy Director, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA                                                                 
  • Barbara Jones Clark Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force, 1997-1999 Retired, Coordinator of Media and Enrichment Services, Birmingham Public School, Birmingham, MI
  • Dr. Carole J. McCullough Chair CSK Book Awards Task Force, 2000-2004/ Retired Associate Professor and Dean of the Library and Information Science Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Fran Ware Chair CSK Book Awards Committee   2004-2007/ Library Manager, Montgomery County Public Library System, Rockville, MD
  • Deborah Taylor Chair CSK Book Awards Committee, 2007-2009/Retired, Coordinator of School and Student Services, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
  • Chrystal Carr Jeter Chair CSK Book Awards Committee, 2009- 2012/Program Manager, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH
  • Dr. Jonda C. McNair Chair CSK Book Awards Committee, 2012-2015/ Associate Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, SCCSK Chairs
  • Dr. Pauletta Bracy  2015-2017  Chair CSK Book Awards Committee, 2015-2017/Director, Office of University Accreditation, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
  • Dr. Claudette S. McLinn Chair CSK Book Awards Committee, 2017-2019/Executive Director. Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, (CSMCL), Inglewood, CA

The CSK Book Awards Committee nominates and elects members of the book awards jury. This awesome group has the task of reading and selecting the winning books each year. We recognize and honor them for  their enormous commitment. 

2019 - Sam Bloom CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Jessica Anne Bratt, Irene L. Briggs, Lakeshia Darden, Jason Driver, Dr. Sujin Huggins & Christina Vortia

2018- Sam Bloom, CSK Book Award Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Kacie Armstrong, Jessica Anne Bratt, Lakeshia Darden, Sujin Bernadette Huggins, Erica Marks & Martha Parravano

2017- Rudine Sims Bishop, CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Kacie Armstrong, Sam Bloom, Erica Marks, Martha Parravano, April Roy & Ida W. Thompson

2016 - Rudine Sims Bishop, CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Sam Bloom, Christina Dorr, Ruth Newell, April Roy, Barbara Spears & Ida W. Thompson

2015 - Kim Patton, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rudine Sims Bishop, Christina Dorr, Rose Dawson, Ruth Newell, Barbara Spears, & Margaret Walker

2014 - Dorothy L. Guthrie Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Lana Adlawan, Therese G. Bigelow, Rudine Sims Bishop, Rose Dawson, Yolanda Hood & Sue Sheriff

2013- Dorothy L. Guthrie, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Lana Adlawan, Therese G. Bigelow, Mary F. Cooper, Yolanda Hood & Sue Sheriff

2012 -  Jonda McNair  Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Lesley Colabucci, Cora Dunkey, Diane Foote, Debby Gold & Eboni Njoku

2011 - Jonda McNair, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Lesley Colabucci, Eboni Curry, Cora Dunkey, Diane Foote, Debby Gold & Karen Lemmons

2010 - Dr. Carole McCollough  Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Eunice Anderson, Alan R Bailey, Brenda Hunter, Jonda McNair, Martha Ruff & Robin L. Smith

2009 - Carole McCollough, Chair- Darwin Henderson, Interim Chair Chair CSK Book Awards Jury

  • Jury members: Eunice Anderson, Alan R Bailey, Brenda Hunter, Jonda McNair, Martha Ruff, & Robin L. Smith

2008 - Carole McCollough, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Denyvetta Davis, Brenda Hunter, Adelaide Phelps, Martha Ruff, Betty L. Smith & Henrietta Smith

2007- Darwin Henderson  Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Denyvetta Davis, Brenda Hunter, Adelaide Phelps, Betty L. Smith, Henrietta Smith, Kimberly Patton   & Lila B. Wisotzki

2006 - Darwin Henderson, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Yvonne Bolden, Dorothy Gurthie, Brenda Hunter, Claudette McLinn, Kimberly Patton & Lila B. Wisotzki

2005 - Chrystal Carr Jeter  Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Yvonne Bolden, Loretta McDowell, Darwin L. Henderson, Dorothy Guthrie Claudette McLinn & Idella Washington

2004 - Chrystal Carr Jeter, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Deborah Burns, Patty Carlton, Loretta McDowell, Darwin L. Henderson, Veronica Stevenson-Moudamane & Idella Washington

2003 - Fran Ware, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury ChairCSK Jury Chairs

  • Jury members: ayo dayo, Deborah Burns, Patty Carlton, Darwin Henderson, Chrystal Carr Jeter & Veronica Stevenson-Moudamane

 2002 -  Fran Ware, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: ayo dayo, Chrystal Carr Jeter, Nancy Kraus & Veronica Stevenson-Moudamane

2001 - Pauletta Brown Bracy  Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Khafre Abif, Mary Mosley Cooper, GraceAnne DeCandido, Teffeny Edmondson, Nancy Kraus, Susan Pine & Fran Ware

2000 -  Deborah Taylor Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Khafre Abif, Dr. Paulette Bracy, Hilery Cash, Mary Mosley Cooper, Susan Pine & Fran Ware

1999 - Barbara Jones Clark Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Dr. Carole McCollugh & Deborah Taylor

1998 - Heather Caines Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Barbara Jones Clark, Dorothy Evans, Hilda Weeks Kuter, Henrietta Smith & Nancy Woodson

1997  - Heather Caines Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Carolyn Garnes, Hilda Weeks Kuter, Sandra Payne, Deborah Taylor & Nancy Woodson

1996  - Dorothy Evans Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Heather Caines, Carolyn Garnes, Faye Landers, Sandra Payne, Deborah Taylor & Nancy Woodson

1995 -  Dorothy Evans Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Denyvetta Davis, Carolyn Garnes, Brenda Johnson, Faye Landers, David Searcy & Nancy Woodson

1994 -  Barbara Jones Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Denyvetta Davis, Carolyn Garnes, Carole Edwards, Brenda Johnson, Ann Miller, David Searcy & Henrietta Smith

1993 - Barbara Jones Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Denyvetta Davis, Carole Edwards, Carolyn Garnes, Brenda Johnson, Ann Miller & Henrietta Smith

1992 - Barbara Jones Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Ethel Ambrose, Carolyn Garnes,  Lorelle Henry, Kathleen Horning, Florenz Maxwell & Henrietta Smith, Ex -Officio

1991- Barbara Jones Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Carolyn Garnes, Lorelle Henry, Kathleen Horning. Florenz Maxwell & Henrietta Smith, Ex -Officio

1990- Carole McCollough Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Carolyn Garnes, Kathleen Horning, Ginny Moore Kruse, Florenz Maxwell & Henrietta Smith, Ex -Officio

1989 Carole McCollough & Henrietta Smith, Co-Chairs CSK Book Awards

  • Jury Chair Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Mary Biblo, Barbara Jones, Ginny Moore Kruse & David Searcy

1988 - Carole McCollough & Henrietta Smith Co-Chairs, CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Rita Auerbach, Mary Biblo, Barbara Jones, Ginny Moore Kruse & David Searcy

1987  - Henrietta Smith Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Mary Biblo, Barbara Jones, Ginny Moore Kruse, Joyce W. Mills & Carole McCollough & David Searcy

1986  - Henrietta Smith Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Mary Biblo, Ginny Moore Kruse, Joyce W. Mills, Carole McCollough & David Searcy

1985 - Henrietta Smith & Ethel Ambrose, Co-Chairs CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Mary Biblo, Violette Brooks, Joyce W. Mills, Carole McCollough, Margaret Poarch & David Searcy

1984 -  Barbara T. Rollock Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair, Effie Lee Morris, Co-Chair

  • Jury members: Ethel Ambrose, Mary Biblo, Joyce W. Mills, Margaret Poarch & Henrietta Smith

1983 -  Barbara T. Rollock Chair- Effie Lee Morris, Co-Chair, CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Ethel Ambrose, Mary Biblo, Joyce W. Mills, Margaret Poarch & Henrietta Smith

1982 - Barbara T. Rollock, Chair- Effie Lee Morris, Co-Chair CSK Book Awards Jury Chair

  • Jury members: Ethel Ambrose, Margaret Poarch & Henrietta Smith

 

Compiled by Carolyn Garnes, Chair, CSK Marketing Committee/Past CSK Committee Chair, 1990-1994   & CSK Jury members, 1987-1994

Reference:

ALA. EMIERT .Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast Programs, 1982-2018.