(Robert F.) Sibert Informational Book Award Selection Committee - 2025

Charge

To select from the books published in the preceding year within the terms, definitions, and criteria governing the award, the most distinguished American informational book for children.

Roster

Susan Dove Lempke
(Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Rita Auerbach
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Carmen Lynette Boston
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Robin L. Gibson
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Stefanie Isabel Ivie
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Evelyn Keolian
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Marcia Kochel
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Melanie Koss
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Bernadette A. Lear
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Christy Estrovitz
(Consultant, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2029)

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Composition

The Sibert Informational Book Award Selection Committee consists of nine members: one chair and three members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, and five members elected by the ALSC membership, serving 2-year terms and led by the committee chair. (Chair + 8)

*Beginning with the 2025 Sibert Informational Book Award Selection Committee, all nine (9) members will be appointed from the ALSC membership at large.

Origin

Established in 2000 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

The 2025 Sibert Award Committee is reviewing books published in 2024 for the 2025 awards.

The 2025 award winners will be announced in January 2025.

Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator

312-280-2163

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