Objectives

Objectives

  • To encourage and promote the collection, organization and dissemination of information on research and academic library work;
  • To develop the usefulness and efficiency of these types of library service and librarianship;
  • To enhance the professional welfare and mutual aide among its members; and
  • To cooperate with other organizations of similar aims.

Specific Objectives

  • To promote equitable access to and effective use of recorded knowledge in support of teaching, research, scholarship, and community service;
  • To articulate the concerns of academic and research libraries and their institutions, and influence information policy development affecting the future of academic and research libraries;
  • To develop best practices and standards for the improvement of these types of library service and librarianship;
  • To develop a corps of professional librarians and information specialists in academic and research institutions; and,
  • To cooperate with other organizations of similar aims.