RUSA MARS Virtual Reference Discussion Group


To provide a timely forum for discussion of issues related to the provision of virtual reference services. Virtual reference describes reference transactions that take place via an electronic medium.


Ms. Julie Piacentine (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Mr. Robert Daniel Metrick (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Ms. Amanda Clay Powers (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Jessica Shira Sender (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Susan Hornung (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2020)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 03/27/2015. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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Staff Liaison

Andrea Hill
Web Services Mgr.