The Aiso Library

Acquisitions and Collection Development

Aiso Library acquires resources for all the Basic Programs taught at DLIFLC, currently sixteen (16) target languages and dialects. In addition, Aiso Library supports intermediate and advanced programs taught at Language Training Detachments around the world. Last, but not least, Aiso Library acquires professional literature pertaining to language learning and teaching, second language acquisition, testing and evaluation, education, and a variety of other areas in support of DLI faculty. 

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Suggest a Purchase

  • Please use this form to suggest a purchase for Aiso Library. If you have multiple requests or recommendations, you may submit lists and/or any other documentation. Use the 'Upload a File' option below.

    Aiso Library takes your requests seriously and makes every effort to acquire these resources. However, we cannot promise that all requests and suggestions will be purchased. Also, due to specific acquisitions requirements, we may not be able to acquire resources as quickly as needed or expected.

    Thank you for your support.

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The mission of the Library Acquisitions Advisory Board (LAAB) is to provide an opportunity for the flow of information between library and faculty.  LAAB is comprised of faculty representatives from across the institution.  LAAB repesentatives act as a Liaison for their Directorates – Undergraduate Education (UGE); Continuing Education (CE); and Academic Support (ASD).

In order to focus on the needs of each Directorate, each directorate’s representatives meet twice each year with Library staff, to review current, and to recommend new, library resources and services.

Every 3 years, the LAAB and the Library conduct a serials review, to ensure that all library subscriptions to journals, magazines, and newspapers are still relevant.  During the serials review, new titles are added to the subscription contract and other titles are cancelled.

LAAB serves a critial role in keeping library collections current and relevant.