Last Fair Deal Gone Down: Ethical Considerations in Library Vendor Relations
A Program sponsored by the ACRL Committee on Ethics
Sunday, June 27th, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Capital Hilton – Massachusetts Room

Vendor relations within libraries are critical and multifaceted, impacting everyone involved. Relationships can be institutional or individual in nature, involving purchases, sponsorships and grants. In the tightly woven library world, personal friendships exist and many colleagues have worked in both libraries and as vendors. What are the ethical considerations when negotiating contracts, sponsoring or attending events, accepting grants? How do personal ethics intersect/inform professional ethics? A panel of speakers will discuss these and other issues.


  • Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development and Management, California Digital Library
  • Kittie S. Henderson, Director, Academic and Law Divisions, EBSCO Information Services
  • Margaret Mellinger, Engineering Librarian (Project Lead, Library à la Carte), Oregon State University Libraries
  • Moderator: Keith Powell, Head of Acquisitions, University of California, Irvine

This will be an interactive forum with lots of audience Q&A…. we look forward to seeing you there!

Keith Powell
Head of Acquisitions – The UC Irvine Libraries
949-824-8704 — [email protected]