ALSC Member Profile

ALSC Member Profile – Meet Caroline Jewell

Each month, an ALSC member is profiled and we learn a little about their professional life and a bit about their not-so-serious side. Using just ten questions, we try to keep the profiles fun while highlighting the variety of members in our organization. This month, we get a chance to meet an ALSC staff member. So, without further ado, welcome to our ALSC profile, ten questions with Caroline Jewell.

1.       What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?

I have been the Awards Coordinator for ALSC for the past two months. In this new position I coordinate all of ALSC’s awards, grants and scholarships.

2.       How long have you been an ALA Member/Employee?

I have been at ALA for 2 years and 9 months. I started my first day at ALA on my 26th birthday, Sept. 14, 2009 as the Administrative Assistant II for the Office for Research and Statistics.

3.       What did you have for breakfast this morning?

An oatmeal raisin Luna bar. They are so addicting and always sold out at Trader Joe’s!

4.       E-books or Print?

I pledge to read the printed word!

5.       What children’s book character did you most identify with growing up?

I definitely identified with Jo March from Little Women as a young girl. I loved how she was always so passionate and self-reliant.  I have a huge hardcover copy and would take it to summer camp with me every year!

6.       Do you have a “guilty pleasure” TV show?


7.        Favorite Caldecott book?

If I had to choose just one it would be The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. I love all of his work.

8.       Do you have any pets?

I have a 9 year old Pomeranian Poodle mix named Cami. She enjoys going to the beach and eating turkey meatballs.

9.       What’s your favorite season?

My favorite season has to be winter. I moved to Chicago from Oklahoma and the winters there are nothing but ice. The winter season in Chicago is so pretty and lasts forever!

10.   Soda or Pop?

I like to say soda pop.


Thanks, Caroline! What a fun continuation to our monthly profile feature! (Caroline can be reached at

Do you know someone who would be a good candidate for our ALSC Monthly Profile? Are YOU brave enough to answer our ten questions? Send your name and email address to; we’ll see what we can do.

One comment

  1. Sharon McClintock

    Caroline, you had me at Little Women and sealed the deal with Glee! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself. And thanks, Mary, for the fun idea and creative questions!

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