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Conference Planning 

The Conference Planning Action Committee is responsible for all activities surrounding the programming of the Annual RDAP Summit, including collaborating with the Education and Resources Action Committee to select workshops (if applicable). This Committee will collaborate with the Treasurer and the Sponsorship Action Committee to ensure there is a budget. They will work with the Marketing Action Committee to ensure appropriate communication about the Summit. 

Chairs: Tess Grynoch and Amy Yarnell 

Members: Ashley Thomas, Emily Kilcer, Hannah Calkins, Lynda Kellam, Michal McCullough, Anthony Dellureficio, Abigail Pennington, Dylan Ruediger

DEIA (Diversity Equity Inclusion and Anti-racism)

The DEIA Action Committee is responsible for supporting RDAP efforts to advocate for and actively support DEIA within our organization and within the fields of data management and curation. This committee will collaborate with the Executive Board and other Action Committees in their DEIA activities as appropriate.

Chair: Erin Carrillo and Amy C. Schuler

Members: Melissa Chomintra, Josh Sadvari, Megan Sheffield, Mara Sedlins

Education and Resources 

The Education and Resources Action Committee is responsible for all the educational efforts of the Association outside of the Annual RDAP Summit. This Committee also collaborates with the Conference Planning Action Committee to select workshops for the Annual RDAP Summit (if applicable). This Committee will collaborate with the Treasurer and the Sponsorship Action Committee to ensure there is a budget for their activities. 

Chairs: Kristin Briney and Chris Battiston 

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Marketing 

The Marketing Action Committee is responsible for developing a marketing plan for the Association and, when needed, for each of its functions. This Committee is responsible for all social media, and will collaborate with all Action Committees and the Executive Board to promote Association functions, news and information. 

Chairs: Elena Azadbakht and Renaine Julian

Members:

Membership 

The Membership Action Committee is responsible for all activities involving recruiting new members and maintaining records of membership. This Committee will collaborate with the Treasurer as needed and is also responsible for coordinating the mentorship and scholarship programs. 

Chairs: Sheila Rabun

Members: Mary Ellen Sloane, Amy Schuler, Sara Samuel, Emma Scott

Publishing 

The Publishing Action Committee is responsible for producing an online quarterly newsletter with the purpose of informing the membership and interested parties about the RDAP Association and topics of interest. This Committee is also responsible for curating the conference proceedings through the editorial offices of the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB).

Chairs: Ali Krzton

Members: Regina Raboin (special advisor), Lora Lennertz, Alicia Cappello, Jeanine Finn, Tina Griffin

Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Action Committee is responsible for all activities surrounding the sponsorship needs of the Association. This Committee will collaborate with the Conference Action Committee and the Treasurer to ensure a budget for the Annual RDAP Summit. They will collaborate with any other Action Committee and the Executive Board on funding needs for Association activities. 

Chairs: Angel Tang and Barbara Esty

Members: Laura Palumbo, Katie Wissel

Website  

The Website Action Committee is responsible for updating and organizing the website and association management system. Content may be provided by the Executive Board or another Action Committee but the Website Committee will implement the content. This Committee considers usability of general website and member resources when making design decisions. 

Chairs: Reid Boehm and Michael Moore

Members: Megan O'Donnell, Matthew Harp, Sarah Marchese

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