Jane B. Marino elected ALSC vice-president

Diane Foote
Executive Director, ALSC


For Immediate Release
May 5, 2006

Jane B. Marino elected ALSC vice-president

CHICAGO - Jane B. Marino, library director, Bronxville (N.Y.) Public Library, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). She will assume office at the end of the 2006 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

As vice-president/president-elect, Marino hopes to continue the tradition of service to librarians, while finding ways to bring more people into ALSC and exploring ways to make the association vital to members' lives.

"Service to children is, has always been, and will continue to be a vital part of library service," said Marino. "Through children's services, the library becomes an important part of many families' lives, offering help with reading, providing programs that support literacy and supplying answers to questions in all facets of family life, from potty training to school homework."

"ALSC plays an equally vital role in ALA, providing support for children's librarians, through training in everything from programs to management, as well as providing a professional environment in which to share ideas and explore ways to make the profession stronger," Marino added.

Marino has held numerous positions within ALSC. She currently serves on the ALSC Board and chaired the 2000-2001 Early Childhood and Parent Education Committee. She also has served as a member on the following ALSC committees: Preconference Planning, Caldecott Award and Publications. Marino is an active member of the New York Library Association (NYLA).

Her writing credits include: guest editor, "Early Childhood and Family Literacy,"
Journal of Youth Services in Libraries (ALSC/YALSA), Winter 2002; "Joyful Noise,"
Children and Libraries (ALSC), Spring 2003; "B is for Baby, B is for Book,"
School Library Journal, March 1997; "Babies in the Library" (Scarecrow Press), 2003; editor, "What Works: Developmentally Appropriate Library Programs for Very Young Children" (NYLA), 2000; co-author, "Mother Goose Time: Library Programs for Babies and Their Caregivers" (H.W. Wilson), 1994; "Sing Us a Story: Using Music in Preschool and Family Storytimes" (H.W. Wilson), 1992; reviewer, "Holiday Roundup,"
School Library Journal, 1991-1997.

Marino earned her master's degree in library science from Long Island (N.Y.) University and has a bachelor's degree from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, N.Y.

For more information about the 2006 ALSC election, contact ALSC at 312-280-2163 or visit