Technical Services Interest Group

Charge

  • 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.

Roster

Marina Morgan (Convener, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
David A. Van Kleeck (Incoming Convener, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Cynthia A. Romanowski (Past Convener, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021)

Displaying active committee roster as of 07/01/2020. Last retrieved on 10/06/2022. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Resources

ALA Connect Community

Technical Services IG Discussion List
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Composition

As of August 2021, the TSIG had 937 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.

Origin

The Technical Services Interest Group was established at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference. The next renewal date for this interest group is the 2025 ALA Annual Conference.

Get Involved

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.

Staff Liaison

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