DSS Professional Development Committee


The Professional Development Committee supports the continued development of Digital Scholarship Section (DSS) members by providing professional development opportunities. The committee will organize and/or coordinate professional development programs and offerings outside of the ALA Midwinter, ALA Annual, and ACRL Conferences. These professional development opportunities ensure DSS members are able to obtain the relevant experience and continuing education needed to further the profession and address the challenges facing library professionals. The committee works closely with the DSS Executive, Membership, Outreach, and Conference Program Planning committees, as well as the various Discussion Boards.


Mr. Taylor Davis-Van Atta (Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Natalia Estrada (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Michelle Flinchbaugh (Member, July 1, 2022, to April 7, 2023)
Ms. Joyce Garczynski (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Marcela Yael Isuster (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Amanda Koziura (Member, July 1, 2021, to September 18, 2022)
Ashley D.R. Sergiadis (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2022. Last retrieved on 04/14/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


ALA Connect Community

DSS Professional Development 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 ALA-ACRL-DSS-PD@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

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