RSS: Education & Professional Development for Reference


To identify and study issues relating to the education and professional development of reference librarians and library support staff; to encourage and promote effective professional development and training; to monitor, evaluate and promote the development of library school curricula for the preparation of reference librarians.


Ms. Elizabeth A. Kocevar-Weidinger (Chair, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Kadet L. Alaks (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mr. Phillip Ballo (Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Teresa Chung (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Laura Eileen Hall (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Emilia Rose Marcyk (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Miranda Montez (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)

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