CRS Executive Committee


The object of this section is to contribute to library service and librarianship through the distribution of information concerning serials literature by reports and free discussion at general meetings and through publication; to encourage specialized training for librarians in the field of serials; and to coordinate the activities within the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services and within the American Library Association with respect to serials; and to plan and monitor activities using the association's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.


Ms. Rebecca Kemp Goldfinger (Chair, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Jennifer B. Young (Chair-Elect, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Jacquie Samples (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014)
Ms. Gracemary C. Smulewitz (Secretary, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
Melissa Beck (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2015)
Sion Romaine (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2014)
Christopher H. Walker (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)
Charles Wilt (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2001, to February 13, 2015)

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The Continuing Resources Section consists of committees with membership appointed by the section's incoming Chair; award juries selected for one-year terms; two interest groups organized on a volunteer basis; and officers elected by the membership and serving two-year and led by the Chair of the Section.


In July 2007 the ALCTS Serials Section changed its name to the Continuing Resources Section. The name change was adopted in response to the trends in the profession, the materials that serials librarians work with and the digital information environment.  Its mission was likewise broadened from serials to continuing resources in all formats and for all types of libraries.

Get Involved

ALCTS values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on any Continuing Resources committees. Volunteers must be a member of ALCTS and the CRS Section in order to be appointed. Usually there are meetings at Midwinter and Annual conferences with much work accomplished electronically between meetings. Appointments are made in the spring of each year by the incoming Chair. Committee service begins immediately following the Annual Conference, usually July 1. Express your willingness to serve by completing a volunteer form.