Slides and notes for Laura Sill’s portion of a co-presented pane talk titled “Advocacy in Acquisitions: Defining Value, Expanding Roles, and Staffing Intentionally”, delivered at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Sunday, June 23rd at 9:00 a.m. at the Washington Convention Center (143B) at the invitation of the ALA Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) division, Acquisitions Section (AS), Organization & Management Committee. Co-panelists were: Debbie Falvey, Collections Procurement Librarian, Yale University and L. Angie Ohler, Director of Collection Services, University of Maryland,
Description: The evolution of collections and services in the contemporary library is changing the nature of traditional acquisitions activities. Advocacy for these evolving roles is critical to evaluating organizational needs, linking these needs to position responsibilities, and effecting reorganizations and recruitment. Join us as three information professionals discuss the place of advocacy for acquisitions work as a part of efforts to evolve traditional roles within their libraries to meet user and organizational needs.