Committee on Cataloging: Children's and Youth Materials (CC:CYM)


Studies and advocates for procedures and issues related to the cataloging of materials for children and youth (ages 0-18).
Examples of our work include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery;
  • Identifying best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of children’s and youth collections;
  • Creation of and input on standards and best practices for description and access of children’s and youth information resources;
  • Curate and create resources for programming related to the cataloging and organization of materials for children and youth

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Val Edwards (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Mrs. Katie Marie Powell (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Vicky Smith (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Dr. Cathi M. Fuhrman (AASL Representative, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, January 23, 2024, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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About this Committee


  • Continuous assessment of children's cataloging
  • Recommends solutions to issues in children's cataloging
  • Keeps the profession informed by reporting committee actions promptly through appropriate communication channels

Expected Time Commitment

  • Holds 3-4 virtual meetings per year

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Interest or knowledge/experience in cataloging