Excellence for Early Learning Digital Media Committee

Charge

To select and present an award annually for the most distinguished contribution to digital media created for an early learning audience.

Roster

Emily Haage
(Co-Chair, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2025)
Deanna Mae Romriell
(Co-Chair, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Lauren Brandstetter
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Ms. Alicia Dell Finley
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Julie Ralston
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Darla R. Salva Cruz
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Gabrielle Stoller
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Ms. Janet S. Thompson
(Member, February 1, 2023, to January 31, 2025)
Ms. Bina Williams
(Member, February 1, 2024, to January 31, 2026)
Brian E. Wilson
(Consultant, July 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024)
Ana Cackley
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2030)

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Composition

The Excellence for Early Learning Digital Media committee consists of nine members appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving 2-year terms and led by two co-chairs. (2 Co-Chairs + 7)

Origin

The Notable Children's Videos committee was established in 1964 and the Carnegie Medal committee was established in 1990, both at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors. The two committees were merged in 2009 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors. In 2016, based on emerging technology trends, the ALSC Board of Directors evolved the work of the Carnegie Medal/Notable Children’s Videos committee to the current Excellence for Early Learning Digital Media committee to evaluate early learning digital media.

Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator

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