- To provide a broad framework for information exchange on current developments and activities related to technical services including, but not limited to, collection development, collection management, acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To develop programs and foster and sponsor education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of acquisitions, metadata services and resource discovery and delivery in academic libraries; To better connect technical services librarians with ACRL and to enhance technical services.
Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2020. Last retrieved on 10/26/2021. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.
Technical Services IG Discussion List
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As of August 2019, the TSIG had 872 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.
Subcommittees & Task Forces
As of August 2020, the TSIG had 848 members. Interest Group composition includes a convener and incoming convener.
The Technical Services Interest Group was established at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2022 ALA Annual Conference.
Join an Interest Group
Join the Technical 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.