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.


Amanda DuBose
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Edward Kownslar
(Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)

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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.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association

E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org

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.