Research Committee

Charge

To encourage and promote research in the field of library service to children (ages 0-14) and to regularly identify and disseminate current research findings through existing ALSC communication and educational channels. Administer the ALSC research grant. Update ALSC’s National Research Agenda as needed. Assist the ALSC Board with research inquiries as requested, serve as consultants to ALSC committees and task forces, and keep the Board informed of research needs and opportunities for the division.

Roster

Dr. Kathleen Campana (Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. J Elizabeth Mills (Co-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Tanya M. DiMaggio (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Grace Enriquez (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Miriam Gerald Martinez (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Kaitlin A. Rotella (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Tricia Marie Wehrenberg (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Stephanie D. Bange (Consultant, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Amy E. Koester (Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Alena Rivers (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2030)

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Composition

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. It is recommended that at least one co-chair should have an academic background or research experience.

Origin

Established in 2022 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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