European Studies Section

Charge

Represents librarians and specialists in European affairs from ancient times to the present, and promotes the improvement of library services supporting study and research.

The official ESS committee rosters are listed below, and the ESS website is available here.

ACRL Slavic & East European Section (SEES) and ACRL Western European Studies Section (WESS) merged to form ESS on September 1, 2017.

Roster

Dr. Hélène Huet (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Brian Vetruba (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Kathleen Marie Smith (Secretary, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Thomas Francis Keenan (Past-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Megan P. Bennett (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Katie E. Gibson (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Thomas S. Harding (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 29, 3022)
Mr. Liladhar Pendse (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Caterina M. Reed (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Walter Schlect (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Adrienne Seely (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Alison A. Shea (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Alain J. St. Pierre, Jr (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Masha Stepanova (Member, July 10, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Michelle Urberg (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Michelle Urberg (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Sarah G. Wenzel (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
April D. Cunningham (Board Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 20, 2022)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/25/2021. Last retrieved on 09/25/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2020, ESS had 500 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership.
 

Origin

The European Studies Section (ESS) was established in 2017.  ACRL Slavic & East European Section (SEES) and ACRL Western European Studies Section (WESS) merged to form ESS.

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

Megan Griffin
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org