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

Jessica Bennett (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Anaya Jones (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Katherine Elizabeth Howell (Secretary, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Chimene Elise Tucker (Past-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Melissa Atkinson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2025)
Brittni Ballard (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Mou Chakraborty (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Tracy A. Coyne (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ella Gibson (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Natalie Haber (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Samantha Harlow (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Joseph J. Harzbecker (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Lia Horton (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)
Dr. Hope Y. Kelly (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Breanne Ariel Kirsch (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Dr. Theresa Mastrodonato (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Christina Norton (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Barbara S. Petersohn (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mollie E. Peuler (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jen Saulnier Lange (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Joseph Kevin Tuvera Sebastian (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Danielle Skaggs (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
John D. Stawarz (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025)
Danielle Theiss (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Chimene Elise Tucker (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Kristin Miller Woodward (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Danielle Theiss (Archivist, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Tarida Anantachai (Board Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

Displaying active committee roster as of 03/04/2024. Last retrieved on 03/04/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

Composition

As of August 2023, DOLS had 1,543 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. Committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer deadlines and 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