To provide a broad framework for discussing topics and exploring areas of development in the
field of Access Services including, but not limited to, circulation, information services, reserves, resource sharing, stacks maintenance, student worker supervision, leadership/management,
remote storage, and security. To develop and sponsor programs that foster education and
training opportunities, encourage networking and sharing of initiatives, and contribute to and promote an understanding of access services activities. To provide a national stage for library workers in access services and enhance the overall development of access services
conversations and programs within ACRL.
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Access Services IG Discussion List
This discussion list is currently hosted through ALA Connect. In order to post to the list you will need to join the group’s ALA Connect Community and address all discussion list email messages to the Connect discussion list address ALA-acrlasig@ConnectedCommunity.org.
When a message is sent to the new Connect email address, it will generate a post directly to your group’s ALA Connect community. Please note, your message will only be posted if you are a member of the Connect community. See steps below on how to join this community.
All ALA members automatically have an ALA Connect account connected to their ALA login. Non-members are welcome to create a free Connect account and have access to numerous resources, including being able to join this discussion group’s community.
For more helpful tips on using ALA Connect as a discussion list, please click here. Here is a direct link to create an account. Please also visit the Connect FAQ page for more information.
As of August 2021, the ASIG had 831 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.
The Access Services Interest Group was established by the ACRL Board of Directors at the 2015 Summer Virtual Meeting. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2025 ALA Annual Conference.
Join an Interest Group
Beginning September 1, 2016, you can join the Access Services Interest Group through your ALA membership record, and participate through the interest group's ALA Connect space and the ACRL electronic mailing list. If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for discussion topics or events, please contact the conveners.