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ALA-CBC Joint Committee

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 book lists to provide guidance to parents, caregivers, and others interested in high-quality literature for children.

  • Building a Home Library provides recommendations for assembling a library for children at home
  • Reading Beyond provides books chosen for children who are reading at an advanced level

2018 Committee Members

Rocco Staino (Co-Chair) Contributing Editor, School Library Journal

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

Kayla Casiello (ALA Member)

Margaret Coffee (CBC Representative) National Accounts Manager, Sourcebooks

Julie Dietzel-Glair (ALA Intern) Library Consultant

Beth Eller (CBC Representative) School and Library Marketing Director, Bloomsbury USA

Gillian Engberg (CBC Representative) Partnership Director, Readers to Eaters

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

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

Andie Krawczyk (CBC Representative) Manager of Library Marketing and Outreach, Candlewick Press

Angela Leeper (ALA Member) University of Richmond

Kathryn C. O’Leary (ALA Member) Mooresville Public Library

Kim Patton (ALA Member)

Susan H. Polos (ALA Member) Bedford Central School District

Amy E. Sears (ALA Member) Teaneck Public Library

Rachel Wease (CBC Representative) School and Library Marketing Assistant Manager, Penguin Young Readers

Alicia Yao (ALA Member)

Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? Email Ryan.Mita@cbcbooks.org.


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  • Early Career Committee

    Early Career Committee

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