Scandinavian Discussion Group


Purpose and Origins

To discuss topics of current interest relating to the acquisition, organization, and use of materials emanating from the Nordic countries of Europe (i.e. Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland) or pertaining to any aspect of Scandinavian or Nordic Studies.

Established in 1990, this discussion group meets annually and is led by two conveners who are selected from within the discussion group and serve for two-year, overlapping terms. The first meeting of WESS librarians with an interest in Scandinavian materials, collection development, and related services took place at the 1991 Annual ALA Conference in Atlanta. 

Current Leadership

  • Mara M. Egherman (Co-chair, July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2025)
  • Christine Ericson (Co-convener, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024)

See ACRL website for previous years’ membership.

Agendas and Minutes

Electronic Discussion List

Library issues related to Nordic area studies and the Scandinavian Discussion List.
For information, see NORD-LIB Discussion Group in the Scandinavian Studies Research Guide

Other Resources

The Scandinavian Studies Research Guide lists scholarly sources in Scandinavian and Nordic Studies.