Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES)


CODES, the Collection Development and Evaluation Section is the place in ALA for reference/user services librarians and staff from all types of libraries to discuss the rapidly changing landscape of collection development, readers’ advisory, and publishing. The possibilities for professional and personal growth in CODES are vast!

We offer relevant programs for your daily work, publications and guides, and great networking opportunities.

In addition, CODES offers six awards for outstanding books and reference works:

Plus two achievement awards:

Great people - great programs – and plenty of opportunities to make a difference. Interested in joining? We welcome your energy, enthusiasm and commitment.

CODES bylaws can be read here.