Every year around April, an email will be sent to all current RDAP members providing the opportunity to join committees. In order to Join a committee of interest, respond to this email. The list of volunteers will be reviewed by the Executive Board to finalize membership of each Action Committee. All chairs and members of Action Committees must be current RDAP members.
Chairs and members of Action Committees shall normally serve a term of one year; re- appointment is permitted. Sponsorship, Membership, and Conference Planning Committee terms begin May 1; unless otherwise noted, all other Action Committee appointments begin with the fiscal year, July 1.
Current RDAP Action Committees:
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: Amy Yarnell and Anthony Dellureficio
Members: Hannah Calkins, Lisa Chinn, Dawn Field, Matthew Harp, Lynda Kellam, Emily Kilcer, Michal McCullough, Alisa Rod, Ashley Thomas
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: Melissa Chomintra and Mara Sedlins
Members: Nancy Shin, Allie Tatarian, Alex Wieker, Deborah Yun Caldwell
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 Kat Koziar
Members: Halle Burns, Heather Coates, Julia Hon, Janine Pino, Rebecca Renirie, Shannon Sheridan, Margaret Vail, Sarah Wright
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: Helenmary Sheridan and Jennifer Chaput
Members: Rachel Austin, Jessica Ko
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 and Emma Scott
Members: Daria Orlowska, Sara Samuel, Joanna Thielen
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: Abigail Goben and Erin Foster
Members: Alicia Cappello, Leslie Delserone, Tina Griffin, Marla Hertz, Jamaica Jones, Ali Krzton, Christine Nieman, Heather Owen, Sally Gore (special advisor)
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: Elena Azadbakht, Laura Palumbo, Abigail Pennington, Lauren Phegley
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: Michael Moore
Members: CJ Garcia, Sarah Marchese, Megan O'Donnell, Reid Otsuji
Once a need is established by the Executive Board, a call to all members for volunteers to join the Task Force will be made. The list of volunteers will be reviewed by the Executive Board to finalize membership and select Chairs or Co-chairs. Chairs and members of Task Forces shall serve a term established by the Executive Board to complete the charge of the Task Force.
There are no current Task Forces - please check back.