Article 2. Objectives

 

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES

 

SECTION 1. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

                 The Association which represents the librarians in institutions supporting scholarly research and/or formal education on the collegiate level and above shall have the following objectives:

 a.        To promote equitable access to and effective use of recorded knowledge in support of teaching, research, scholarship, and community service;

b.       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;

c.        To develop best practices and standards for the improvement of these types of library service and librarianship;

d.       To develop a corps of professional librarians and information specialists in academic and research institutions; and,

e.        To cooperate with other organizations of similar aims.