AS Technology Committee


To identify and evaluate issues, trends, and operational implications relating to the selection, development, and implementation of technical services systems in all types of libraries and to promote and disseminate this information via conferences, institutes, seminars, publications, and other communication avenues.


Robin A. Buser (Chair, July 1, 2014, to July 31, 2015)
Robin A. Buser (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016)
Erika L. Johnson (Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Guy James Leach (Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Mary B. Rieder (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Mr. Robert J. Van Rennes (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016)
Ms. Moon Joo Cindy Kim (Virtual Member, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017)
Ms. Elise Y. Wong (Virtual Member, July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2015)
Christine McConnell (Staff Liaison, February 12, 2009, to July 31, 2015)

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The Acquisitions Technology Committee consists of 6 members, including the chair, 1 intern and 1 staff liaison appointed from volunteers from the membership at large, serving 2 year terms.


Established in 1991 as the Technology for Acquisitions Committee.  The committee was originally charged to investigate, analyze, evaluate, and monitor vendor product and service developments regarding acquisition processes and disseminate this information to all potentially relevant constituents, but in 1998 its name and charged changed to its present form. 

Get Involved

ALA values committed and active committee members. Qualified members are welcome to volunteer to serve on the Acquisitions Technology 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.

Staff Liaison

Christine McConnell
Membership and Publications
1-800-545-2433 x 5037