CLS Communications and Membership Committee


The combined Communications and Membership committee's focus will be on engaging and communicating with Section members. It will foster connections and collaboration between CLS members in a variety of ways such as, the CLS listserv, orientation for new members, outreach via social media and a newsletter, the Day in the Life of a CLS member feature and other information and outreach from the CLS website. It will also focus on recruitment and retention of members, using activities including, but not limited to, webinars, e-forums, social events, and direct email communications. The chair of the Communication and Membership Committee serves on the ACRL Section Membership Committee.


Ms. Samantha Thompson-Franklin
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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ALA Connect Community

CLS Communications and Membership Committee List

Official members of this section committee are automatically added to the committee’s Connect space and subscribed to the email list.

You can post to the list by sending an email to or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association


Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.