Learning and Programming Coordination Committee


  • Monitors sections and Interest Groups to determine what topics need to be covered by future courses or webinars 
  • Maintains a comprehensive view of specialized content created or maintained by section or division groups, including competencies and standards, and ensures that any content created by Core is regularly reviewed and updated or removed. 
  • Monitors Core journals and other publications for content and presenters or programming. 

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Dale Poulter (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Laura Costello (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Kirsten Erickson (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Michelle Chrystina Klaw (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Anne Marie Larrivee (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Jamen Lee McGranahan (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Alexis Nicole Mendoza (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Margaret Heller (Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, May 3, 2023, to April 3, 2024)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, May 3, 2023, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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The committee has at least 12 members, including the Chair and a vice-Chair, appointed from the membership of Core by the Appointments Committee of the division. Committee members should represent a variety of professional backgrounds. Committee members serve 2-year, staggered terms.  

About this Committee


  • Create a running list of topics from Core committees and Interest Groups.
  • Develop a list of current trends in Core topic areas, in coordination with section-level groups or appropriate division committees.
  • Submit a prioritized list of at minimum 3-5 topics and speakers from each area to the Continuing Education Committee.
  •  Work with the Core Forum Committee and Conference Programming Coordination Committee to help pick speakers and topics and encourage presentations on important topics.

Ongoing Work 

  • Communicate with other Core committees and Interest Groups to assist in determining trends and specialized content needs. 
  • Regularly monitor discussion lists and other communication channels for trends affecting libraries. 
  • Work with assigned special topics such as competency development committees and standards committees to review their content and ensure Core content is regularly updated and communicated. 
  • Communicate with section-level committees such as Emerging Technology Trends to ensure trends are not missed.  
  • Assist the Communications Coordination Committee with content strategy. 

Expected Time Commitment

  • Regular meetings (~1 hour/month)  
  • Review of Core content and outreach to potential content creators in assigned area (~2 hours/month) 
  • Ongoing tracking of current trends in libraries (~15-25 hours/year)  
  • A two-year primarily virtual commitment; committee members are encouraged to attend Core programming in person  

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Strong background in one of the Core specialized areas. 
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Research skills