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ALA-CBC Joint Committee

Fostering communication and collaboration between the library and publishing communities

The ALA-CBC Joint Committee fosters communication and collaboration on mutual opportunities, concerns, and issues regarding the content, format, distribution, and promotion of materials for children and young adults as they relate to both the library and publishing communities.

The committee creates bibliographies to provide guidance to parents, grandparents, and others interested in high-quality literature for children:


Committee Members

Susan H. Polos (Co-Chair)
Bedford Central School District

Janet Wong (Co-Chair)
Editor and Publisher, Pomelo Books

Ms. Laura K. Arnhold (Member)
Upper Merion Township Library

Kari Blazek (Intern)

Kathryn Camisa (ALA-CBC Representative)
Director of Marketing, Bearport

Christine Showman Farrar (Member)
EBSCO Publishing

Steve Floyd (ALA-CBC Representative)
President, August House

Krishna Grady (Member)
Darien Library

Katie Halata (ALA-CBC Representative)
Associate Director, School & Library, Macmillan

Emily Heddleson (ALA-CBC Representative)
Senior Manager, Library & Educational Marketing, Scholastic

Sven Larson (ALA-CBC Representative)
VP of Marketing, Papercutz

Kathryn C. O’Leary (Intern)
Mooresville Public Library

Mrs. Arlene V. Salazar (Member)
Texas State University

Amy E. Sears (Member)
Teaneck Public Library

Rocco Staino
(Member)

Margaret E. Tice
(Member)

Jason M. Wells (ALA-CBC Representative)
Executive Director of Publicity & Marketing, ABRAMS

Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on the CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? E-mail us.

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