Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee


Bechtel: To administer annually the Bechtel fellowship to up to three librarians to read and study at the Baldwin Library of the George A. Smathers libraries, University of Florida.

DSA: To administer annually an award to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to children's services and ALSC

PRH Award: To select up to four children's librarians to receive a $600 stipend to attend their first ALA Annual Conference.

Scholarships: To select recipients and alternates for the annual ALSC scholarships: Frederic G. Melcher and Bound to Stay Bound for professional education of librarians to work with children; to publicize the scholarships to potential candidates; and to advise the ALSC board on needed changes in terms or administration of the scholarship.


Elizabeth A. Burns
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mary Schreiber
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Susan Dunn
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jacqueline J. Partch
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Maria Xochitl Peterson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Rebecca Price-Donahue
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Joe Prince
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Todd Krueger
(Consultant, July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2024)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

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The Professional Recognition and Scholarships Committee consists of eight members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by the two co-chairs, appointed in alternating years. (2 co-chairs + 6 members)


Established in 2020 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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