Digital Badges Interest Group


To provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas related to digital badges, particularly as they relate to libraries (of all types) and information literacy. The interest group’s work may also include: developing new ideas and approaches to using digital badges, sharing information about badging projects, research, and platforms, and providing networking opportunities for members.


Ms. Emily L. Rimland (Convener, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Kelsey O'Brien (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Victoria Raish (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Michael LaMagna (Past Convener, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Mariel Colbert (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 03/22/2018. Last retrieved on 03/22/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


As of August 2017, the DBIG had 268 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.


The Digital Badges Interest Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2014 Annual Conference. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2020 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join an Interest Group
Join the Digital Badges Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL listserv.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.

Staff Liaison

Mariel Colbert
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611-2788
Work: 312-280-5285