Children's Literature Lecture Award Committee - 2025

Charge

To choose annually an individual of distinction who shall prepare and present a paper which shall be a significant contribution to the field of children's literature; to select a host institution and make appropriate arrangements for the presentation of the lecture; to arrange for publication of lecture in children and libraries.

Roster

Jenna Friebel
(Chair, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Paris Kelvakis
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Ruth Tobar
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Janet R. Weber
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Mrs. Lucinda S. Whitehurst
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Todd Krueger
(Consultant, July 1, 2020, to July 31, 2024)
Sarah Polen
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2030)

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Composition

The Children's Literature Lecture Award Committee consists of five members, all of whom function virtually, appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 4)

Origin

Established in 1971 as the (May Hill) Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award Committee, and updated in 2020 to the Children's Literature Lecture Award Committee at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator

312-280-2163

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