Best Emerging Tech Award (BETA)

Charge

The Best Emerging Technology Award (BETA) committee is charged with identifying and promoting libraries and programs that creatively and effectively integrate emerging technology into library public services.

Roster

Ms. Shannon D. Jones (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Beth Caruso (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Jason Matthew Coleman (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Tiffanie Lynn Ford-Baxter (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Michelle Pantoja McKinney (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Mrs. Melody Dawn Palmer (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Dr. Chad J. Pearson (Member, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020)
Mitch Aaron Winterman (Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020)
Bill Ladewski (RUSA Executive Director, October 8, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Shuntai Sykes (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099)
Melissa Vanyek (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2018, to December 31, 2099)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2019. Last retrieved on 06/20/2019. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

See RUSA or Section bylaws.

Find us in Connect

Find this committee in ALA Connect (log-in required):

https://connect.ala.org/rusa/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=3afef939-e85e-42af-b11d-b8d414ea46c9

Origin

See committee charge.

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members of RUSA are welcome to volunteer to serve on this or any of RUSA's many committees. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee, be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee, and be able to work between conferences via email and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on a RUSA committee by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1. 

Staff Liaison

Ninah Moore

Training and Events Coordinator

nmoore@ala.org