Distance and Online Learning Section

Charge

Supports and promotes library services to off campus and distance education students; provides a vehicle for the professional development and exchange of ideas among librarians working with off campus and distance education students.
 
The official DOLS committee rosters are listed below, and the DOLS website is available here.

Roster

Ms. Chimene Elise Tucker (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Jessica Bennett (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Danielle Theiss (Secretary, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Samantha Harlow (Past-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Melissa Atkinson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Brittni Ballard (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Heather A. Dalal (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Susan R. Franzen (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Erica J. Getts (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Samantha Harlow (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Anthony C. Joachim (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Anaya Jones (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Theresa Mastrodonato (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ruth Monnier (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Becca Neel (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Barbara S. Petersohn (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Victoria Raish (Member, June 30, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mary C. Rickelman (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
John D. Stawarz (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Matt Stevons (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Danielle Theiss (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Alyssa M. Valenti (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Heather Blicher (Archivist, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Cinthya Ippoliti (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/27/2022. Last retrieved on 09/27/2022. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2021, DOLS had 1,628 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

Origin

The Distance Learning Section was established in 1991.  At its November 18, 2019, virtual meeting, the ACRL Board of Directors approved renaming the “Distance Learning Section” to the “Distance and Online Learning Section,” at the request of the DLS Executive Committee.  The name change officially goes into effect on September 1, 2020.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org