Access Services Interest Group

Charge

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. 

Roster

Lesley Brown (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. H J. Pedelty (Co-Convenor, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Victoria Scarlett Lieggi (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mrs. Lorelei Rose Sterling (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Renise Johnson (Past Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Joanna Messer Kimmitt (Past Convener, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/30/2022. Last retrieved on 09/30/2022. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

ALA Connect Community

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

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Composition

As of August 2021, the ASIG had 831 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.

Origin

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.

Get Involved

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.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org