PARS Executive Committee


The object of this section shall be to contribute to library service and librarianship through encouragement, promotion of, and responsibility for those activities of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services of the American Library Association relating to the preservation and reformatting of library materials in all types of institutions, and to provide leadership in the application of new technologies to assure continued access to library collections; and to plan and monitor activities using the association's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.


Annie Peterson (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Mary Kristen Kern (Chair-Elect, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Kara M. McClurken (Past-Chairperson, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. David Lowe (Secretary, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)
Ian Bogus (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Jeanne M. Drewes (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018)
Gina L.B. Minks (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2018)
Christine McConnell (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015)
Julie Reese (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017)

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The Executive Committee consists of 7 members elected from the membership at large, plus 3 ex-officio. There are three officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary), plus Past-Chair, three (3) Members-at-Large. The PARS Policy, Planning and Publications Committee Chair, the PARS representative to the ALCTS Budget and Finance Committee, and ALCTS Executive Director serve ex-officio, without a vote.


PARS was formed in 1994 merging RLMS (Reproduction of Library Materials Section) and PLMS (Preservation of Library Materials Section). The strength of PARS lies in the diverse yet collaborative skills that are the focal point of preservation. The section is concerned with issues that range from fine binding to digital preservation. The members in the section are excellent communicators and are keen on networking and mentoring each other.

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