ETS: Services for Systems & Discovery


To create, collect, analyze, evaluate and disseminate information and materials on the development, and implementation of a variety of products, both locally and vendor created; coordinate the concerns of individuals or organizations involved in selecting, acquiring, and evaluating electronic reference products and services; and to gather and share with the library profession information on new technologies and ethical issues relating to such systems and services. These services and products can include provision of electronic reference services; document delivery; expert systems; locally developed databases; public access catalogs; non-bibliographic databases, discovery systems.


Matt Torrence (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Rachael Anne Cohen (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Ms. Sonnet Ireland (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Lindsay Johnston (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Betty Landesman (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Donna Maher (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Dr. Sara Russell Gonzalez (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 06/24/2018. Last retrieved on 06/24/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


See RUSA or Section Bylaws.


See Committee Charge.

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on [insert committee name here]. 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 e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees 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

Jennifer Cross
Web Services Mgr.