ASL: Academic And Special Libraries Section

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The Academic and Special Libraries (ASL) Section provides an organizational home for librarians and information professionals who work in academic or special libraries or those who have an interest in those types of libraries. We provide a forum for participants to discuss and exchange ideas related to academic and special libraries, provide professional development opportunities for members, promote the interests of academic and special libraries, support studies of and research relevant to academic and special libraries, and work to improve service capabilities of academic and special libraries in the state of North Dakota.

Join ASL!

Becoming a member of ASL will provide the following benefits:

  • Opportunities to network with academic and special library librarians and information professionals

  • Continuing education opportunities sponsored by the section, affiliated sections, and other organizations

  • Possible leadership opportunities through becoming a section officer

  • Conference presentation and poster presentation opportunities at the annual NDLA conference

We welcome you to join NDLA (and ASL) by completing the online membership form. NDLA membership dues are income-based and you can join multiple sections without additional cost.

Receive updates on section activities by subscribing to the ASL listserv. Follow these steps to subscribe:
     Send an e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU
     Leave the subject line blank of the e-mail
     In the body (not subject) of the e-mail enter  SUB NDLA-ASL yourfirstname yourlastname

Current Section Officers


Laura Trude
Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota (UND)

Past Chair

Kristen Borysewicz
Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota (UND)

Chair Elect

Anne Mostad-Jensen
Thormodsgard Law Library, University of North Dakota (UND) School of Law