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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 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.

2022 Committee Members

Publisher Group A:

Tom Reale, President & COO, Brown Books Publishing Group

Christopher Robbins, Founder and President, Familius

Mel Schuitt, School & Library/Marketing Manager, The Quarto Group

Riky Stock, Managing Director, NorthSouth Books

Jason M. Wells, Marketing Director, Magination Press Children’s Books at American Psychological Association 

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 Coordinator / Library & Educational Marketing, Scholastic

Mimi Rankin, School & Library Senior Marketing Manager, HarperCollins

Mary Van Akin, Director of Publicity, Macmillan Children’s Publishing

Dina Watson, Disney Worldwide Services Inc.

Rachel Wease, School and Library Marketing Assistant Manager, Penguin

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.


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