Ad Hoc Committee- Volunteers Needed

Dear Distance Learning Section Members,

I would like to extend the following volunteer opportunity for ACRL Distance Learning Section members. You must be a current member of ACRL and DLS in order to volunteer.

On Thursday, August 28, 2014 the Distance Learning Section Executive Board approved the formation of an ad hoc committee to serve through my tenure as Section Chair (June 30, 2015). The DLS Ad Hoc  Member Collaboration Program Committee is  informally charged with planning, purposing, and starting a DLS Member Collaboration Program. The scope of the program will go beyond the realms of a formal mentorship program and may include pairing DLS members working on similar projects or pairing together librarians to exchange professional advice. The committee will need to define its own purpose and outline desired outcomes as well as draft a plan to launch a successful Member Collaboration Program.

I am looking for 8-10 members to serve on this committee under the guidance of the DLS Executive Board.

If you are interested please email me ( by COB Friday September 12, 2014.  Please do not email the listservs.

I am excited about this opportunity.

Thank you,


Alice L. Daugherty
ACRL DLS Chair 2014-2015
Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian
LSU Libraries
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Feedback Needed on New Standards

Want to see the new drafted Standards for Distance Learning Library Services?  Please visit our New Standards for Distance Learning Library Services page to see the draft and to provide feedback.  All feedback is welcome!

If you have questions, please send them to Harvey Gover, Chair of the DLS Standards Committee.

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Routledge Award Luncheon

For those who missed the DLS Award Luncheon at ALA Annual 2014 in honor of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award, here’s a glimpse of the festivities.

Mou Chakraborty presenting the awardMou Chakraborty, DLS 2014 Award Committee Chair
Stacy Sieck presenting the award





Stacy Sieck, Routledge Representative
Stacy, Mou and Fred Stiedlow





Mou Chakraborty and Stacy Sieck presenting the award to Fred Stiedlow, the 2014 Award Recipient
Luncheon attendees




DLS Award Luncheon Attendees

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ACRL ULS/DLS Joint Social

Interested in university libraries, distance learning, or in just casually meeting some fellow librarians? Join us at ALA for the first ever joint ULS/DLS social. The social will be at Grill 55, Wine Room, at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road / Las Vegas, NV 89169-2770 ( on Saturday, June 28 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, while also networking with fellow ULS and DLS members and other conference attendees.

From the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Renaissance is less than a 10 minute walk–see map here: .  We hope to see you there!

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Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

Join the DLS Discussion Group for an informal discussion of the DLS Program, “Leading from the Side,” as it applies to distance learning at your library.

When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1

Share your experiences as a distance librarian who leads through innovation and creativity. Discuss what you learned and how you envision applying it. Attendance at the DLS Program is not required to join us for this timely and important discussion.

Add the meeting to your schedule:

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