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Science and Technology Section (STS): About Our Committees

Whether you are a chair, committee member, or prospective member, this is your go-to resource for information about STS committees


The Professional Development Committee monitors the continuing education needs of members and communicates those needs to STS Council, Program Planning Committees and Discussion Group chairs.  The Committee develops and implements continuing education projects, as the committee deems feasible and as directed by STS Council (the mentoring program is one such example).  The committee informs STS members of continuing education activities that may be of interest, from within and outside the section; and to appoint one committee member to serve as liaison to the ACRL Professional Development Committee.


The Professional Development Committee usually has 8-10 members. Here is the current membership roster.  The committee conducts some professional development programs online and others in person, so some members may be expected to attend conferences.


Oversee the STS Sci-Tech Library Mentors Program in order to facilitate connections between SciTech librarians wanting to grow their talents/interests, share their talents/interests, and intentionally expand their professional networks.  Plan professional development events, often at ALA Annual Conferences in collaboration with the Membership & Recruitment Committee during the STS Genearl Membership Meeting & Breakfast.  Some previous examples have been published in STS Signal.  The committee also maintains a list of professional development resources that are available online.