Librarians from Very Small Academic Institutions Discussion Group


To provide a forum for the discussion of issues as they relate to very small libraries, including dealing with small staff, scaling library trends and initiatives to tiny institutions, budget limitations, and other professional topics.


Mrs. Linda Kern (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Linda M. Kramer (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/22/2021. Last retrieved on 09/22/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


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Librarians From Very Small Academic Institutions DG discussion list
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Discussion Groups are composed of group leaders (conveners) and are open to all members based on interest. Only the conveners appear on the roster.


The ACRL Executive Committee at its April 8, 2020, Spring Board Virtual Meeting, approved the establishment of the ACRL Librarians From Very Small Academic Institutions Discussion Group.

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Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Coordinator
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association