RUSA MARS Local Systems and Services


To create, collect, analyze, and disseminate information and materials on the development, implementation, and evaluation of local systems and services in any format; and to gather and share with the library profession information on new technologies and ethical issues relating to such systems and services. local systems and services to be considered may include, but are not limited to, the following: provision of reference services via electronic mail; document delivery; expert systems; local area networks; locally mounted (third-party produced) databases; locally developed databases; public access catalogs; non-bibliographic databases.


Chanitra Bishop (Chair, July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013)
Chanitra Bishop (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Jessica Hagman (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Matt Lee (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Geoffrey W. Morse (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)
Robert E. Withers (Member, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2012. Last retrieved on 02/08/2016. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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Staff Liaison

Andrea Hill
Web Services Mgr.