IS Virtual Engagement Committee


To coordinate and promote virtual discussion of current instruction topics across the Instruction Section. To that end, the committee will provide support to other IS committees in the coordination of virtual discussions by maintaining a primer of online discussion formats; maintaining a tip sheet with best practices for the facilitation of virtual discussions; and assisting with the scheduling of virtual events hosted by IS committees to ensure an even distribution throughout the year. Additionally, the committee will coordinate one virtual event each year, including issuing a call for, reviewing, and selecting a proposal for discussion; communicating decisions to all applicants; providing guidance and support to conveners/moderators/panelists as needed; ensuring that digests are completed and shared to IS membership via the IS website and through email distribution lists; and refining criteria for selection of proposals as needed.


Ms. Aja Bettencourt-McCart Bettencourt-McCarthy (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Sherri Farber (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Meredith Knoff (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Helen Kula (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Harvey Donzell Long (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Michael Saar (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)

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IS Virtual Engagement Committee 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
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association