Discussion Groups & Communities
To monitor technological and societal trends that are relevant to libraries and public access to information and encourage and contribute to discussions about these trends in forums inside and outside of ALA.
ALSC's committee to administer and evaluate ALSC’s Great Websites within the criteria and procedures established for selection and reconsideration.
To provide a timely forum for discussion of current issues related to the provision of electronic reference services.
The IFC Privacy subcommittee monitors ongoing privacy developments in technology (in cooperation with the Library & Information Technology Association), politics and legislation (in cooperation with the Committee on Legislation), and social trends; to identify needs and resources for librarians and library users; to propose action to IFC on resolutions, policies, and guidelines as well as on educational, informational, promotional and other projects; and to collaborate with other organizations (e.g., LITA and COL).
The ACRL Image Resources Interest Group provides a forum for ongoing discussion of the unique issues presented by the development and support of interdisciplinary image resources in academic libraries.
Collaborative Digitization Group Interest Group for library cooperatives which are combinations, mergers, or contractual associations of one or more types of libraries (academic, public, special, or school) crossing jurisdictional, institutional, or political boundaries, working together to achieve maximum effective use of funds to provide library and information services to all citizens above and beyond those which can be provided through one institution.
This group gives LITA a discussion space devoted to developments in the library catalog, its nature and scope, and its interfaces.
Preservation and reformatting of library materials in all types of institutions. Applying new technologies to assure continued access to library collections.
RUSA committee to create, collect, and disseminate information on all aspects of electronic reference services in public libraries, and to represent interests of librarians concerned with planning, managing, or conducting electronic reference services in public libraries.