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
Anthony Parisi (CBC Representative) Senior Marketing Manager, Education & Library, Simon & Schuster
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.