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2015 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award Committee February 15 Report

Reporting Period*:

February 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

2015 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Book & Media Awards (PGC V)

Current Chair(s)*:

Kevin Delecki

Chair's Email*:


Co-Chair's email (if applicable):


Incoming Chair (if known):

Robin Smith

Committee/Task Force Members*:

Sarah Stippich
Sarah Reid
JoAnna Schofield
Lindsay Huth
Jennifer Longee
Claire Arnold

Has the committee recently reviewed its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *:


Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*:

Selected the 2015 Geisel Award Winning book and two honor books

Summarize discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*:

Discussion at the Midwinter conference centering around choosing the award winners

Please describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last report that have specifically supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*:

Within the Education objective, we helped identify and promote the best in resources for children.

Please list other ALSC committees you think you could collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work::


Do you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.:


If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:


When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:

Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.

For non book and media award chairs- Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms (Award/Notable chairs attend a face-to-face orientation).*:

Not applicable (Book or Media Award/Notable chair)

If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*:

Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)