ACRL/RBMS Documentation Task Force


The RBMS Documentation Task Force will review RBMS documentation practices and develop a basic records management plan for RBMS that defines appropriate repositories for various RBMS record types and defines the roles and responsibilities of various RBMS officers and groups in records management. The records management plan will also outline a structure for RBMS documents in ALAIR, and include metadata guidelines for different record types that will be placed in ALAIR. The Task Force will also design and oversee a project to migrate permanent records currently housed on to the ALAIR using the structure and metadata guidelines mentioned previously. The Task Force will be assisted by the ALA Archivist and an intern hired by the ALA Archivist using RBMS Section Funds. Before it is discharged, the Task Force will communicate with the rest of the Section to ensure that members are aware of their ongoing roles and responsibilities for records management.


Lara Friedman-Shedlov
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Melissa Hubbard
(Co-Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Mrs. Colleen W. Barrett
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Ms. Sarah Horowitz
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Daniela Rovida
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Gregory Kevin Seppi
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Brian Shetler
(Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)

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Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton

Program Officer

Association of College & Research Libraries

American Library Association


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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.