RBMS Security Committee

Charge

To serve as a resource for RBMS members and others concerned with the safekeeping of books, manuscripts, and other special collections materials. Its duties are: (1) to disseminate information about incidents of theft and maintain a network of Library Security Officers in academic and research libraries; (2) to ensure widespread dissemination of approved guidelines developed by the Committee and to revise those guidelines as needed; (3) to develop other guidelines as appropriate; (4) to serve as a liaison between RBMS and other professional groups with security concerns including units within ALA (e.g. LAMA/BES), professional trade organizations (e.g. ABAA), other professional organizations (e.g. SAA), law enforcement organizations (e.g. local police, FBI, Interpol); (5) to undertake other duties and functions regarding security of special collections materials as directed by the RBMS Executive Committee.

Roster

Ms. Elizabeth B. DeBold (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Margaret Gamm (Co-Chair, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022)
Kim Bell (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Danielle Culpepper (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Dr. Joseph Gordon Daines, III (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Eileen Heeran Dewitya (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Margaret Hughes (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Michael Inman (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Beth Turcy Kilmarx (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Maggie Kopp (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Kathleen Anne Monahan (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Garth D. Reese (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Veronica Reyes-Escudero (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Natalia Sciarini (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Ms. Kathleen Marie Smith (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Clare A. Withers (Member, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)

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Resources

ALA Connect Community

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

Composition

The committee composition is determined by section leadership.

 

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Megan Griffin
Senior Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: mgriffin@ala.org