CLEL is governed by a Steering Committee which serves to make decisions and advise on projects. 

Steering Committee members are elected by the membership and serve for two years.

Steering Subcommittee

Kelly Allan

Kelly Allan

Chair

Youth and Family Services Librarian
Douglas County Libraries

Kate Compton

Kate Compton

Co-Chair

Youth Supervisor
Aurora Public Libraries

Advocacy & Fundraising Subcommittee

Julie Crabb

Julie Crabb

Chair

Children’s Guide
Anythink Libraries

Sofia De La Mora

Sofia De La Mora

Co-Chair

Kids & Families Librarian
Jefferson County Public Library

Annual Conference Subcommittee

Desiree Sotomayer

Desiree Sotomayer

Chair

Librarian
Denver Public Library

Juli Brant

Juli Brant

Co-Chair

Youth and Family Services Librarian
Douglas County Libraries

Jennifer French

Jennifer French

Co-Chair

Early Childhood Coordinator
Jefferson County Public Library

Communications Subcommittee

Melody Garcia

Melody Garcia

Chair

Early Literacy Librarian
Colorado State Library

Wendy Thomas

Wendy Thomas

Co-Chair

Public Services Librarian
Denver Public Library

Training Subcommittee

Julie Crabb

Julie Crabb

Chair

Children’s Guide
Anythink Libraries

Lu Benke

Lu Benke

Co-Chair

Consultant
Linking Libraries and Literacy

Membership Subcommittee

Lauren Cockerill

Lauren Cockerill

Chair

Youth Services Librarian
Westminster Public Library

Julia Thomas-Glennon

Julia Thomas-Glennon

Co-Chair

Librarian
High Plains Library District

Advisors

Bob Benhoff

Bob Benhoff

Advisor

Aspencat Services Manager
Colorado Library Consortium

Beth Crist

Beth Crist

Historian

Youth Services Senior Consultant
Colorado State Library