Access Services Group

The Access Services Interest Group (ASIG) is an interest group within ACRL/NEC. ASIG seeks to bring together, from all levels of library personnel, those who work in Access Services areas (Circulation, Distributed/Distance Learning, Document Delivery, ILL, Reserves, etc.) of libraries located within New England with the goal of sharing ideas and information. To assist our members in communicating with one another we have an ASIG Facebook page.

The Access Services Interest Group was founded in 2000 by Linda Roscoe of Lesley University, Linda Collins of Harvard University, and Ellen Royalty of University of Massachusetts-Boston. ASIG held its first meeting on January 12, 2001.

For more information on the ASIG, please contact the current ASIG Chair.

Members/Roles

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Joel Atkinson, Co-chair

Access Services Librarian
University of Connecticut
Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way
Storrs, CT 06269

 

Stan Huzarewicz, Co-chair



Responsibilities of the Chair

The Chair(s) of the ACRL/NEC Access Services Interest Group typically serves for one year, but this may be extended if the current chair(s) wish to continue in the position and the membership agrees. At the end of each year the current Chair(s) will call for one or more volunteers from the ASIG membership who would like to be the Chair or Co-Chairs for the upcoming year, pending the approval of the ASIG membership. The current Chair(s) will assist the new Chair(s) during a brief transition period to ensure the continued smooth running of ASIG. The ACRL/NEC President will be informed of the change in the annual report.

The duties of the Chair include:

  • Setting up planning meetings for programs and discussion of common concerns of the ASIG members.
  • Serving on the ACRL/NEC Board of Directors in a non-voting capacity; attending Board meetings when appropriate or by special request from the Board.
  • Attending ASIG meetings and programs and ACRL/NEC conferences.
  • Submitting verbal or e-mail reports for each Board meeting.
  • Maintaining an updated list of members and sending a copy at the end of January to the Membership Chair.
  • Submitting a written annual report with a list of members to the President at the Annual Meeting.
  • Notifying current Board members, Publicity, and Newsletter and Publications Committee Chairs of all interest group activities.

Past ASIG Chairs

2014-15

Gail Geisser, Circulation Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

Lynn Amber, Access Services Librarian
Dartmouth College

2010-14

Gail Geisser, Circulation Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

Amy Galante, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor/Assistant Manager of Library Services
Bentley University

2009-10

Gail Geisser, Circulation Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

Linda Roscoe, Head of Access Services
Leslie University

2008-09

Brian Gallagher, Circulation Manager
University of Rhode Island

Linda Roscoe, Head of Access Services
Leslie University

2006-07

Gail Geisser, Circulation Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

Leslie Inglis, Public Services Librarian
Franklin Pierce College

2005/06

Gail Geisser, Circulation Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

Leslie Inglis, Public Services Librarian
Franklin Pierce College

2004/05

Walter Stine, Head of Access Services
Snell Library, Northeastern University

Gail Geisser , Circulation Manager
Rhode Island School of Design

2003/04

Walter Stine, Head of Access Services
Snell Library, Northeastern University

Joyce Sullivan, Head of Circulation Services
Circulation Coordinator
Rivier College

2002/03

Leslie Becker, Circulation Manager
Curry College

2001/02

Linda Collins, Access Services
Harvard University

Linda Roscoe, Head of Circulation Services
Lesley University

Ellen Royalty, Head of Access Services
University of Massachusetts-Boston