Professional Development

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About Professional Development Committee

The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to plan and implement continuing education activities in any format that promote technical services-related professional development both during and beyond the AALL annual meeting. The Committee is responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and maintaining the charges of several professional development Working Groups.

Webinar Working Group - creates and submits webinar proposals, coordinates AALL software and other resources, coordinates incentives for speakers.

eForum Working Group - develops and maintains online discussion forums in MyCommunities. The members of this group coordinate and moderate "hot topic" electronic discussions.

Annual Meeting and Program Coordination Working Group (formerly the Education Committee) - assists in development of Annual program proposals, monitors and reports on trends in librarianship relevant to the TS-SIS community.

See the TS-SIS Handbook for more information about the committee. Note: The TS-SIS board created this committee November 12, 2009 to replace the Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Development. The Board voted to incorporate the Education Committee under Professional Development and make it a Standing Committee on March 25, 2015.

2017/2018 Member Roster


  • Ajaye Bloomstone -
  • Trina Holloway –



  • Chris Tarr, Subcommittee Chair -
  • Ian Kipnes -
  • Aaron Kuperman -
  • Elizabeth Outler -


  • Gypsy Moody, Subcommittee Chair –
  • Jackie Magagnosc –
  • Lauren Seney –
  • Kayla Reed –
  • Aaron Kuperman –

Annual Program

  • Caitlyn Lam, Subcommittee Chair –
  • Julie Stauffer –
  • Aaron Kuperman –

Standing Committee Chairs/Designates (ex-officio members)

  • Keiko Okuhara (Cataloging) -
  • Pat Roncevich (Serials) -
  • Sharon Bradley (Preservation) -
  • Marijah Sroczynski (Acquisitions) -