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 librarians, 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
- Other resources including our Knowledge Quest column and programming ideas for librarians.
2023 Committee Members
Publisher Group A:
Sara Merritt, Senior Marketing Director, Zonderkidz and Blink YA
Tom Reale, President & COO, Brown Books Publishing Group
Christopher Robbins, Founder and President, Familius
Mel Schuit, School & Library/Marketing Manager, The Quarto Group
Jason M. Wells, Marketing Director, Magination Press Children’s Books at American Psychological Association
Gelsey White, Marketing Coordinator, NorthSouth Books
Andrew Wooldridge, Publisher, Orca Book Publishers
Publisher Group B:
Nicole Benevento, Children’s Library Marketing Manager, Simon & Schuster
Margaret Coffee, National Accounts Manager, Sourcebooks Children’s Books
Beth Eller, School and Library Marketing Director, Bloomsbury Publishing
Katie Halata, Library Marketing Director, Random House Children’s Books
Sabrina Montenigro, Marketing Associate, Trade Library & Educational Marketing, Scholastic
Summer Ogata, Assistant Director, School & Library Marketing, Penguin Young Readers
Mimi Rankin, School & Library Senior Marketing Manager, HarperCollins
Mary Van Akin, Director of Publicity, Macmillan Children’s Publishing
Dina Watson, Disney Worldwide Services Inc.
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 Shaina.Birkhead@cbcbooks.org.