This section is dedicated to acquisition and associated bibliographic control for all formats of information resources through purchase, lease, and other access methods and in all types of libraries.
The Executive Committee leads the Acquisitions Section.
Furthers educational efforts in the are of acquisitions librarianship, ranging from library school instruction and practices to all types of continuing education.
Develops and reviews publications by identifying appropriate topics for new publications (including the Acquisition Guides Series).
- Research and Statistics
Identifies needed research in acquisitions among other goals.
Identifies technology trends, especially those that related to acquisition activities, and disseminate this information via an annual conference program and other communication avenues.
Nominates candidates for elective offices of the section.
- Policy and Planning
Coordinates the policy and planning activities of the Acquisition Section.
- Organization and Management
Promotes the development and practice of effective techniques and sound ethical, fiscal, and legal policies and procedures in acquisitions management.
Liaisons & Representatives
AS liaisons and representatives facilitate communication between the section and division-level committees. | roster
- Acquisitions Managers and Vendors IG
Stimulates and facilitates the free flow of ideas between and among acquisition librarians and vendors of library materials.
- Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award Jury
Specifies the recipient of the Leadership in Library Acquisitions award.