Slavic & Eastern European Discussion Group


To discuss topics of current interest relating to the acquisition, organization, and use of materials emanating from the Slavic and Eastern European countries, or pertaining to any aspect of the study of these countries.

The Slavic and East European (SEE) Discussion group is one of the oldest groups of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The SEE Discussion Group represents approximately 200 librarians and specialists involved in Slavic and East European studies. In addition to Russia and the countries of Eastern and Central Europe, the section is concerned with library service related to the study of the Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia), Central Asia and the Caucasus. The group came into being in 1963 as on of the three founding committees/sections of ACRL. In 1990 Slavic and East European Section (SEES) expanded its focus with the creation of the Committee for the Preservation of Slavic Materials and Special Collections and again in 1998 with the addition of the Electronic Resources Committee. In September 1, 2017 SEES merged with the Western European Studies Section of ACRL (WESS) to form the new European Studies Section (ESS)

Current Leadership

  • Masha Stepanova (Convener, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024)

See ACRL website for previous years’ discussion group membership.

Agendas and Minutes

Other Resources