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
2020 Committee Members
April Roy (Co-Chair) Director of the Plaza Library and Branch Based Programs, Kansas City Public Library
Janet Wong (Co-Chair) Editor and Publisher, Pomelo Books
Amanda Acevedo (CBC Representative) Marketing Manager for School & Library, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Margaret Coffee (CBC Representative) National Accounts Manager, Sourcebooks
Beth Eller (CBC Representative) School and Library Marketing Director, Bloomsbury USA
Gillian Engberg (CBC Representative) Partnership Director, Readers to Eaters
Rachel Guthro (ALA Representative)
Katie Halata (CBC Representative) Associate Director, School & Library, Macmillan
Emily Heddleson (CBC Representative) Senior Manager, Library & Educational Marketing, Scholastic
Esmeralda Majors (ALA Member) Librarian, Creighton Elementary
Kim Patton (ALA Member)
Lisa Racine (Committee Associate, ALA Member) Youth Services Librarian, Kitsap Regional Library
John Scott (ALA Member) Lower School Librarian, Friends School of Baltimore
Rocco Staino (ALA Member) Contributing Editor, School Library Journal
Rachel Wease (CBC Representative) School and Library Marketing Assistant Manager, Penguin Young Readers
Alicia Yao (ALA Member) Librarian 2, San Diego Public Library
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.