Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries IG (Big Heads)


To meet and discuss informally problems within the field of technical services which are common to the administration of large research libraries.


Martin Kurth (Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Paula Sullenger (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018)
Keri Cascio (Staff Liaison, January 15, 2015, to June 30, 2018)

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Membership is limited to the technical services directors of:

  • the 24 largest ARL university libraries (including the Canadian libraries);
  • one non-ARL university library (Stanford University);
  • two public libraries which meet the same criteria as the 24 largest ARL research libraries; and
  • three national libraries (standing members)

Membership is reviewed every three years. See the most recent membership review.

Subcommittees & Task Forces

Task Force on Cost/Value Assessment of Bibliographic Control  |  the TF's June 2010 report


Established Annual Conference 1963.

Get Involved

Active participation is reserved primarily for the interest group membership, but guests are welcome in the audience at Midwinter Meetings and Annual Conferences.

Staff Liaison

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