ALSC Contact Information

General Information

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
American Library Association
225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601
800/545-2433 ext. 2163
E-mail the ALSC Office

Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (CST)

ALA Membership Directory

A searchable online membership directory for members to find one another (requires login)

ALSC Staff

Mary Jo Bolduc
ALA Licensing & Permissions Manager (award seals program)
Ext. 5416

Ana Cackley
Awards Coordinator
Ext. 5839
Book and Media Awards, Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet, and Professional Awards and Grants

Anne Michaud
Program Officer, Governance
Ext. 2166
Assistant to Executive Director; Committee Appointments and Rosters; ALSC Ballot; Donation Processing; General Information

Sarah Polen
Deputy Director
Ext. 4026
Chief Operating Officer Responsible for Day-to-Day Management; Content Strategy, Strategic Plan Monitoring and Implementation

Alena Rivers
Executive Director
Ext. 5866
Board Governance; Budget, Strategy & Policy Implementation

Laura Schulte-Cooper
Senior Program Officer, Communications
Ext. 2165
Children & Libraries Journal; ALSC Matters! Newsletter; ALSC Websites Management; Non-Serial Publications

Vacant Position
Membership/Marketing Specialist
Membership Development, Marketing and Promotion; Scholarships Program, ALSC Social Networks - Blog, Wiki, Facebook, Twitter, ALA Connect

Vacant Position
Program Officer, Continuing Education and Conferences
ALSC programs at ALA Annual Conference, Continuing Education including Institutes, Preconferences, and Online Courses; Professional Development

Vacant Position
Program Officer, Projects and Partnerships
Advocacy; Grant Management; Collaboration and Partnership Requests
The following initiatives: Everyday Advocacy; Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros, Every Child Ready to Read; Media Mentorship

ALSC Board of Directors

The roster for the ALSC Board of Directors is available on the ALSC website under "About ALSC," then click on "Governance."

Subject-Specific Contact Information

Advertising (Children & Libraries)
Bill Spilman (877) 878-3260

ALSC Matters! newsletter
Laura Schulte-Cooper (800) 545-2433, ext. 2165

ALSC publications
Laura Schulte-Cooper (800) 545-2433, ext. 2165

Awards- book & media
Please Email your award-related question

Awards- professional

Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children
Laura Schulte-Cooper (800) 545-2433, ext. 2165

Committee appointments
Anne Michaud
Appointment process

Conferences & events
Sarah Polen

ALSC programming @ ALA Annual
Sarah Polen (800) 545-2433, ext. 4026

ALSC National Institute, Midwinter Workshops & Seminars; Online Courses
Sarah Polen (800) 545-2433, ext. 4026

Early literacy information
(800) 545-2433, ext. 1398
ECRR questions

Mailing list rental
Maribeth Chapman (ALA) (800) 545-2433, ext. 2460

Membership- Joining, renewing & profile updates
Member & Customer Service,, (800) 545-2433, ext. 1

Membership (Specific to ALSC membership such as benefits, current initiatives, programs and services)
Elizabeth Serrano (800) 545-2433, ext. 2164

Partnerships (Please first read about ALSC's external relationships and the process for working with ALSC prior to contacting the office)
alsc at (800) 545-2433

Professional development (ALSC Online Courses)
Sarah Polen (800) 545-2433, ext. 4026

Social Networks ( ALSC Blog, Wiki, Facebook, Twitter, and ALSC's presence in ALA Connect)
Elizabeth Serrano (800) 545-2433, ext. 2164

Mary Voors ALSC Blog Manager

Subscriptions (Children & Libraries)
ALA Subscriptions Department,, (800) 545-2433, ext. 1

Laura Schulte-Cooper (800) 545-2433, ext. 2165