Conference Programming & Planning Committee

Tina Lerno and Kacy Helwick, co-Chairs


Plans, promotes, and implements panel discussions, informational programs, and Round Table social events at the ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences. 


  • Works with other ALA units, publishers, and institutional partners to co-sponsor programs and events.
  • Recruits presenters, moderators, and panelists for GNCRT programs at ALA-sponsored events.
  • Checks for programs of other ALA units that the Roundtable may wish to co-sponsor or support.
  • Reports to the Roundtable executive board the results of program evaluations.
  • Makes local arrangements for social events, which includes coordinating with ALA and providing information about the conference host city as required.


  • 13-15 virtual members, including at least two members from the previous year.  
  • ALA staff liaison


  • 2 years