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2015 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award Committee May 15 Report

Reporting Period*:

May 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. *:


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

Promoted the award and its recipients to patrons and other interested parties.

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::


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


If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area?):


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)