CSKBART Leadership and Governance

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table (CSKBART) is administered by elected Executive Board members and appointed Standing Committee chairs.  These representatives are:

Executive Board

Dr. Brenda Pruitt-Annisette, Chair 2020 -2023

Dr. Janice Newsum,  Chair-Elect 2023-2025

Dr. Claudette McLinn, Immediate Past Chair 2017-2020

Carmen Boston, Treasurer 2021- 2023

Dr. Susan Smith, Assistant Treasurer 2022- 2023

Emma McNamara, Recording Secretary, 2021-2023

Nichole Shabazz, Corresponding Secretary 2022-2023

Standing Committees

Barbara Clark, Chair Archives and History Standing Committee

Bina Williams, Chair Book Grant Standing Committee

Jason Driver, Chair CSK Book Awards Jury

Carmen Boston, Chair CSK Breakfast Standing Committee

Dr. Leslie Hime, Chair Marketing Standing Committee

Gladys Smiley-Bell  and Dr. Janice Newsum, Co-Chairs Membership Standing Committee

Dr. Pauletta Bracy, Chair Nominating Standing Committee

Public Relations (PR)/ Fund-Raising Standing Committee

Delandrus Seales, Chair Publications Standing Committee

Dr. Janice Newsum, Chair Programs Standing Committee

Shannon Williams, Chair Technology Standing Committee

Carolyn Garnes, Chair Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement Award Jury

Gladys Smiley-Bell and Dr. Janice Newsum, Co-Chairs 55th CSK Anniversary Celebration


  • The CSKBART Executive Board and Standing Committee Chairs are currently working to update the Leadership and Governance Documents, including the CSKBART Constitution and Bylaws. The newly updated document will be available for viewing beginning on April 7, 2023 at 5:00 PM (EST). 

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