Committee on Education (COE)

Charge

To have responsibility for developing and recommending the association's policies related to the full spectrum of education for all library and information studies personnel. To assure that the association actively solicits from its members information about the condition, currency, relevance, and type of education necessary to improve current and future library and information services. This information will be shared with the ALA committee on accreditation, the ALA membership and its units, and allied professional organizations. To coordinate recommendations and policies concerning education promulgated by ALA divisions, round tables, and other units to eliminate conflict or unnecessary duplication and to work closely with these units through the education assembly. To maintain communication and rapport nationally and internationally, as appropriate, with other organizations concerned with library and information studies. To represent the association nationally and internationally to organizations and agencies outside the field of library and information studies that are concerned with professional education and staff preparation. To identify needed education initiatives in library and information studies and to help promote their accomplishments. To identify needed research concerning education for library and information studies and to help promote its accomplishment. To act as a clearinghouse of information on all aspects of education for library and information studies, for the profession and the public-at-large.

Roster

Dr. Sandy Hirsh (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Kim E. Becnel (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Elizabeth A. Burns (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Sandy Hirsh (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Jennifer Ashley Joe (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Samantha Ann Mairson-Dougherty (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Nina Martin (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Stephanie S. Rodriguez (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Jennifer E. Steele (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Terry L. Weech (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Casandra Norin (ACRL CJCLS Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Joyce Kasman Valenza (AASL Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Amanda E. Standerfer (LEANRT Representative, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jaime Gonzalez Vicker (Committee Associate, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Neil Grimes (Committee Associate, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Laura Saunders (Assoc for Lib & Inf Sci Edu Rep, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Kathy Carroll (ALA Executive Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Kimberly L. Redd (Staff Liaison, June 3, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
Lorelle Swader (Primary Staff Liaison, September 20, 2021, to June 20, 2025)

Displaying active committee roster as of 11/29/2022. Last retrieved on 11/29/2022. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.

Committee Composition

The Committee on Education consists of nine members appointed from the membership at large serving two year staggered terms and led by chair, serving a one year term. additonally, 1 non-voting member from ALISE, appointed by ALISE; 1 non-voting member from LearnRT, appointed by LearnRT; 1 non-voting member from ACRL Community and Junior College Libraries Section’s Library Technical Assistant Education Committee, appointed by ACRL; and 1 non-voting member from AASL Educators of School Librarians Section, appointed by AASL.