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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


To plan forums for ALA meetings where science and technology librarians can share ideas about new directions in science librarianship, research in progress, and current topics of interest. Sponsor of the STS Forum for Science and Technology Library Research and the STS Poster Session at the ALA Annual Conference.


The Research Committee usually has around eight members. See current committee roster. The committee meets in person at ALA Annual, although in-person attendance is not required at least some of the Committee need to be present to facilitate the Research Forum and Poster Session. It also holds virtual meetings with required attendance. 


The Committee hosts two programs at the ALA Annual Conference.  Members will solicit applications for presenters a the Research Forum and Poster Sessions.  This is a competitive process.