Distance Learning Section


Supports and promotes library services to off campus and distance education students; provides a vehicle for the professional development and exchange of ideas among librarians working with off campus and distance education students.
The official DLS committee rosters are listed below, and the DLS website is available here.


Ms. Kristin Miller Woodward (Chair, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Ms. Cheryl L. Blevens (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)
Joelle E. Pitts (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Michael Courtney (Archivist, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2018. Last retrieved on 12/18/2017. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2017, DLS had 1,471 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


The Distance Learning Section was established in 1991.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2788

Work: 312-280-2514
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org