RBMS Membership and Professional Development Committee


To identify and analyze RBMS membership, education, and professional development issues, including recruitment of new members, increasing participation of members in section activities, retention of members, and coordinating and promoting educational and professional development opportunities for members at all levels. Among the specific, ongoing programs of the committee are maintaining the Careers FAQ and Educational Opportunities Directory pages and subpages on the website, coordinating the Conference Guide and Mentoring Programs, and coordinating the annual Conference orientation, New Members’ Mixer, conference lunch meetups, and bi-annual socials. The Committee has direct relationships with the ACRL Professional Development Committee.


Ms. Rebecca Bramlett (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Sophia Dahab (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Sophia Dahab (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Mr. Eric Friede (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)
Christopher Harter (Member, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2025. Last retrieved on 04/22/2024. Members can log in and refresh the page to view full contact information for committee members.


ALA Connect Community

RBMS Membership and 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-RBMS-Membership@ConnectedCommunity.org or by creating a new post directly in the Connect community.


The committee composition is determined by section leadership.


Replaced the RBMS Education and Professional Development Committee

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