The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge

Looking Ahead to 2022

January 25, 2021

The Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge has been providing a unique opportunity for acquisitions and collection development librarians, vendors and publishers to meet and discuss pertinent trends and issues in libraries since 2000.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts about the idea of the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge moving to an online format for spring 2021.

Unsurprisingly, almost everyone who responded noted that what makes the Acquisitions Institute so special is the unique physical location and the sense of community that we are able to build together in the mountain retreat environment.

After reviewing your thoughtful responses and discussing a variety of options to host a virtual conference, the Planning Committee came to the conclusion that with existing resources (both human and financial), we cannot recreate the AITL experience in a virtual format this spring.

We want to acknowledge the support of our partners who planned to sponsor the 2020 Institute and give special thanks to both ACS and Bloomsbury, who made a commitment to support the 2021 Institute. We sincerely hope to see you all in person at the 2022 Acquisitions Institute. But more importantly, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Please contact us at planning@acquisitionsinstitute.org any time – we’d love to hear from you.

With deep gratitude and warmest regards,

The AITL Planning Committee
Damon Campbell
Kristi DeShazo
Kerri Goergen-Doll
Jamie Hazlitt
Kathleen Spring
Kasia Stasik