AS Committee Reports: 2017 Midwinter Meeting

ALCTS committees and interest groups submit reports to the ALCTS Office after each conference. Following are reports submitted by four Acquisitions Section committees.  

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee met during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 21. The Committee accepted a proposal from the Policy and Planning committee that the Technology Committee and the Research and Statistics Committee continue. The Publications Committee was tasked with updating the acquisitions articles information and resources on ALA's Cost Analysis page.

Submitted by Sally Gibson

Organization and Management Committee

The Organization and Management Committee met during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 21. Despite limited attendance, those present discussed the program they have planned for the 2017 Annual Conference, titled “Streaming Video and Graphic Novels from an Acquisitions Perspective: Unusual Workflows.” This hour-long program will feature two speakers: John Ballestro of Texas A&M University (a member of the Organization and Management Committee), and Trey Shelton of the University of Florida. The committee is optimistic of strong interest in the topic.

Submitted by Jeff Eller

Research and Statistics Committee

The Research and Statistics Committee met during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 21. The Committee discussed details for the program session that is being planned for the 2017 Annual Conference. Those present also discussed other activities the committee could engage in related to the ALCTS Strategic Plan.

Submitted by Leigh Ann DePope

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee met during the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Saturday, January 21. Three members of the Committee were present; we discussed the status of our list of technology tools being used by acquisitions librarians. For a more comprehensive list we are considering a survey or other way of soliciting information from outside the Committee. We also considered the best ways to share the information we have gathered, perhaps as a webinar.

Submitted by Erika Johnson