Acquisitions Organization and Management Committee


To promote the development and practice of effective techniques and sound ethical, fiscal, and legal policies and procedures in acquisitions management, including relationships with suppliers; to further assess and advance awareness of the role and organization of the acquisitions function within the library and the relationships among related areas such as accounting and purchasing offices and collection management.


Jeff Eller (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Michael A. Arthur (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
John Ballestro (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Anita Foster (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2019)
Tim Hagan (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Paul Lightcap (Member, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Deborah A. McCarthy (Member, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, October 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018)

Displaying active committee roster as of 06/23/2018. Last retrieved on 06/23/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


The Organization & Management Committee consists of six members and a chair.


Established in 1991. The Organization and Management Committee had its charged revised at Annual Conference 1999. 

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the Acquisitions Section Organization and Management Committee. Committee members must have an interest in the work of the committee; be able to attend Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings to participate in the meetings and activities of the committee; and be able to work between conferences via e-mail and ALA Connect. Express your interest in serving on this or other committees by filling out an application form. Appointments take place once a year, during the spring. Committee service usually begins following Annual Conference, about July 1.  See the ALCTS Volunteer Page.