History: Genealogy


The Genealogy Committee provides a forum serving the interests of genealogists and of librarians whose work is in, or related to, the field of genealogy. Committee members represent large and small genealogical collections in public, special, university and society libraries. 

Those interested in volunteering for this committee should complete a committee volunteer form.


Review of Guidelines:

  • Guidelines for a Unit or Course of Instruction in Genealogical Research  at Schools of Library and Information Science
  • Guidelines for Developing a Core Genealogy Collection  


Drew Smith (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Tina Beaird (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Mrs. Cherie Bush (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019)
Dr. Rhonda L. Clark (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Kate Cordes (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Amy Johnson Crow (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Susan D. Kaufman (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2019)
Cheryl A. Lang (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)
Tamika Strong (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2017. Last retrieved on 05/22/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on [insert committee name here]. 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 committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.

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Ninah Moore

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