Chief Collection Development Officers at Large Research Libraries IG


To discuss the various collection development and collection management issues of concern to large research libraries. To provide a forum for the exchange of information on new developments, techniques, challenges, and opportunities in managing library collections, especially large, diverse collections supporting a broad spectrum of instructional, research, and cultural programs.


Carol Hunter (Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)
Mr. Thomas Teper (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2014. Last retrieved on 06/18/2018. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.


Membership is limited to the chief collection development officers of:

  • the first 40 academic research libraries according to the ARL Investment Index (using a five-year average at the time of review);
  • two non-ARL university libraries (Stanford University and California Digital Library);
  • one public library which is an ARL member (NYPL);
  • four national libraries (LC, NAL, NLM and Smithsonian); and
  • representatives from ARL and CRL

Membership is reviewed every five years. (Last review completed in January 2014; next schedule review will be in 2019)


This group was formed by CMS.

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ALA values committed and active members, but membership in this group is limited. See the "Composition" section above.

Staff Liaison

Keri Cascio
ALCTS Executive Director
(800) 545-2433 x5030