Excellence for Early Learning Digital Media Committee

Charge

Upon ALA Awards committee approval, to select and present an award annually for the most distinguished contribution to digital media created for an early learning audience.

Roster

Celeste Swanson (Chair, February 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022)
Ms. Valerie Byrd Fort, MLIS (Member, February 1, 2021, to January 31, 2023)
Becky Fyolek (Member, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2022)
Mr. Jeremiah Henderson (Member, January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2022)
Dr. Melanie Koss (Member, February 1, 2021, to January 31, 2023)
Jennifer Minehardt (Member, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2022)
Dr. Tess Prendergast (Member, February 1, 2020, to January 31, 2022)
Emily A. Small (Member, February 1, 2021, to January 31, 2023)
Ms. Maria Dolores Vega (Member, February 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022)
Deanna Mae ROMRIELL (Consultant, February 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Jordan Dubin (Staff Liaison, October 21, 2019, to June 30, 2022)

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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 the committee chair. (Chair + 8)

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.

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  • Process committees (non-award committees) are appointed in early spring (Jan-May)
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  • Replacement positions pop up and are filled throughout the year (ongoing)

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Staff Liaison

ALSC Awards Coordinator
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