DOLS Discussion Group


Selects topic(s) for and leads virtual discussions. May optionally plan and host additional face-to-face discussions during Annual and/or Midwinter conferences, or host additional virtual events throughout the year. Goals are to inform attendees and promote sharing of expertise and ideas.


John D. Stawarz (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Hope Y. Kelly (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Ash Lierman (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jen Saulnier Lange (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Brenda Smith (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Anna Uribe (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Tessa Withorn (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2022. Last retrieved on 04/22/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


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DOLS Discussion Group List

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The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

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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
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