Education Committee


Rebecca Fordon (Chair), UCLA Law Library
Benjamin Carlson
Khelani Clay
Tawnya Plumb
Latia Ward
Jennifer Wondracek


The Education Committee is charged with promoting awareness of new technologies, how technology is being used in libraries, and with creating educational opportunities for members outside the AALL Annual Meeting. It is primarily responsible for ensuring that our CS sponsored educational programming is distributed to our members. Per 2015-17 strategic plan, it will aid in executing Goal II: Communication, Engagement & Outreach:

Actively engage members, both virtually and in person, throughout the year. The Board and Recruitment should review suggestions made throughout the year to determine which, if any, are viable.

The Education Committee is chaired by a member of the CS-SIS.

Led by its chair, the committee:

  • identifies the educational needs of CS-SIS Membership
    • educational needs of the Membership can be identified through tools such as online surveys distributed prior to the AALL annual meeting, throughout the year through the CS-SIS blog and My Communities list, and other venues as needed.
  • creates and promotes beginning and advanced level educational programs for CS-SIS that reflect the needs of the membership:
    • through the AALL Continuing Professional Education Committee, offers webinars of interest to CS members and also to AALL as a whole
    • applies for a BNA grant for a workshop funds as necessary
    • arranges for a speaker for the business meeting as directed by the CS Chair
    • Creates and provides remote educational opportunities such as screencasts of Cool Tools presented at the Annual Meeting
    • through regional chapter meetings, if appropriate

The chair:

  • reports briefly on the committee’s activities at the CS-SIS business meeting
  • submits a written report to the CS-SIS Chair detailing the committee’s activities according to the deadline set by the Chair each year; sends a copy of the report to the Secretary/Treasurer
  • writes and/or updates documentation to pass on to the following Committee chair via the CS Google Drive account