Education Committee


To review the elements considered essential to the formal academic and continuing education of children's librarians. To inform the ALSC Board of members' needs and concerns regarding continuing education, and to assist in the initiation of programs and new publications to meet these needs and concerns. To represent ALSC at appropriate ALA committees, councils, and assemblies, and to serve as a liaison to these bodies as directed by the ALSC board. To be responsible for periodic review of ALSC Competencies.


Meagan Albright (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Arika J. Dickens (Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Lizabeth L. Deskins (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Marissa Guidara (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Erika Hogan (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Carla N. Larsen (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Karen Bertoldo Wilson (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Stephanie D. Bange (Consultant, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Sarah Polen (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2026)

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The Education Committee, a virtual committee, consists of two co-chairs plus five members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving two-year terms. The co-chairs are appointed in alternating years.


Established in 1979 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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