Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works to recruit new members for the Children's Literature Association and to retain the organization's current members. The committee coordinates with the ChLA conference host each year in organizing the annual “Building an Academic Career in Children’s Literature” panel for the ChLA conference. The committee coordinates with the ChLA conference host each year in organizing the New Members portion of the welcoming reception of the annual ChLA Conference.

Composition of the Committee
The Membership Committee consists of at least five members and a chair appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board for terms of three years. Committee members ideally should represent geographical and other diversity.

Committee Members

Chair: Helen Bittel, Marywood University, 2017-2020
Joseph Michael Sommers, Central Michigan University 2015-2018
Lisa Dusenberry, Armstrong State University 2016-2019
Derritt Mason, University of Calgary 2016-2019
Amy Bennett-Zendzian, Boston University 2017-2020
Jill Coste, University of Florida 2017-2020

 

 
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