ALA Midwinter meeting of the ALCTS Acquisitions Managers and Vendor Interest Group
Sunday, January 17th from 1:30 – 3:00 pm
BCEC room 256

Topic: How are and how should evolving acquisitions and public service models affect vendor business models?

What academic libraries provide to patrons is changing, as is how they provide these new services and materials. Electronic resources are eclipsing print formats; consortia cooperation is strengthening and growing in importance; patrons are being offered a more active role in material selection; and, all within an environment of precarious funding. These changes are affecting how libraries work with vendors and how vendors are and should be envisioning future business models. We will explore these changes and the effects at our midwinter meeting. Our panelists will describe projects and/or initiatives they have underway that reflect how their organizations are thinking differently about buying/providing access to materials, how they are working with and relying on vendors, what has been successful and why, and what has failed and why.


  • John Barnett, Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium
  • Jill Emery, Head of Acquisitions, University of Texas, Austin
  • Mildred L. Jackson, Associate Dean for Collections, University of Alabama Libraries

Robin Champieux
Vice President, Business Development
EBL – Ebook Library
[email protected]  
Phone – 503-539-2044