PURPOSE: The Committee shall facilitate communications between information vendors and the members of the Association by monitoring complaints and providing constructive suggestions to vendors of information in any format. The Committee shall educate members on constructive ways to communicate with information vendors.
CHARGE: The Committee shall foster positive, constructive and open communication between information vendors and the membership of AALL in matters relating to provision of information in any format. The Committee shall support ongoing AALL educational initiatives and provide continuing educational opportunities for both AALL members and information vendors. The Committee shall serve as a forum and resource to provide constructive suggestions to vendors. The Committee shall foster a cooperative working relationship between librarians and information vendors. The Committee will select one (1) or more recipients every year for the New Product Award, or no recipient if it deems none of the nominees sufficiently qualified, and will submit the winning recipient’s name(s) to the Awards Committee.
The Committee represents the interests of all AALL members, and neither it nor its members will represent or advocate for the benefit of only one publisher or information vendor when acting in their capacity as committee members.