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 BlogWikiFacebook, 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