A & SL: Academic And Special Libraries Section

The Academic and Special Libraries (A & SL) 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 A & SL!

Becoming a member of A & SL 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:
    1) Send an e-mail to [email protected]
    2) Leave the subject line blank of the e-mail
    3) In the body (not subject) of the e-mail enter  

        SUB NDLA-ASL yourfirstname yourlastname

You can also find more about the Listserv here.

Current Section Officers


Tammy Pettinato Oltz,

Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law, University of North Dakota School of Law

Past Chair

Lisa Eggebraaten

Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library and the Business Learning Center, North Dakota State University (NDSU)

Chair Elect

 Brittany Fischer,

Social Science and Scholarly Communications Librarian,University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library.