Membership Committee


To plan campaigns for recruiting and securing new members for ALSC at the national, state, regional, and local levels. To retain and engage existing members by connecting members with ALSC opportunities and resources, and therefore contribute to a vibrant, membership-driven organization that champions the value of library service to children. To plan and assume responsibility for new and existing member engagement events to connect members to one another and to introduce and educate around ALSC purposes and procedures. To serve as a channel for communication on membership matters between the ALA membership task force and the division.


Amy Seto Forrester (Co-Chair, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Allison M. Knight (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Keary Bramwell (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Ramona Caponegro (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Aryssa F. Damron (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Jamie Fujiko Kurumaji (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Melody T. Leung (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Alexa E. Newman (Member, July 1, 2021, to July 15, 2022)
Mrs. Erin Warnick (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Sarah Jo Zaharako (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Susan Kusel (Consultant, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Elizabeth Serrano (Staff Liaison, September 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2021. Last retrieved on 04/22/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


The Membership Committee consists of eleven members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by two committee co-chairs, appointed in alternating years. (2 co-chairs + 9)


Established in 1976 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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  • Process committees (non-award committees) are appointed in early spring (Jan-May)
  • Award and evaluation committees are appointed in early fall (July-Oct)
  • Replacement positions pop up and are filled throughout the year (ongoing)

The Vice-President/President-Elect begins making his/her process committee appointments in February/March. In August/September, after being seated as President, he/she will then begin filling fall appointments.

Learn More about ALSC Committees and Volunteering

Volunteering and the Appointments Process
“What Does That Committee Do” 

Staff Liaison

Membership/Marketing Specialist