Language and Linguistics Discussion Group


To provide a forum for discussion of current trends, practices, and challenges related to working with non-English language services, vernacular resources, and linguistics materials in academic libraries. To provide a supportive network facilitating mentorship, idea sharing, and collaboration on language topics among librarians with diverse functions and specializations. To highlight the importance of academic libraries' language collections and services both on campus and in the broader community.


Katie E. Gibson (Co-Convenor, February 10, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Mr. Dan Mandeville (Co-Convenor, February 10, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 02/24/2021. Last retrieved on 02/24/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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Language and Linguistics DG discussion list
To join the Language and Linguistics Discussion Group’s discussion list, please join the group’s ALA Connect community.

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Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.


The Language and Linguistics Discussion Group was was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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If you would like to join the Language and Linguistics Discussion Group or have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics, please contact the convener(s).

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association