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2 The Commercial Publication Program takes advantage of bulk ordering and library-specific discounts to save money for USAF. Using central APFs frees unit funds for other purposes. All commercial publications are to be ordered through or coordinated with the base library IAW AFMAN V2. The base library is the sole agency tracking mission essential publications for offices IAW AFI This data is required for RCS: HQ AFSVA/SVPAL.

3 AFMAN V2, Pt. 2 9B24.5 AFI Chapter 4 & Attachment A6 AFLIS Central Procurement Guide AFI V1 4O4.38 AFI , 2.3.3

4 Offices supported by AF funding Some exceptions: JAG Surgeon General Family housing referral offices Family support centers But ASK! You never know...

5 Magazine & Journal subscriptions Books Informational CD-ROMS No software programs Online services Janes publications, magazines, etc Examples of publications that support the mission Fire Codes for the Fire Department AP Style Guide for Public Affairs ASK – there are many more

6 Commander appoints Office POC in writing to the library Office POC and Publication Acquisitions Determine their units mission publication needs. Complete and submit publication request forms. Act as the liaison between their unit and the base library throughout the acquisitions process. Office POC and Collection Custodian Maintain records of orders placed with the base library. Coordinate GPC purchases of commercial publications. Maintain accurate inventory of received materials. Ensure annual budget is submitted. Coordinate disposal of obsolete commercial publications with base library and maintain records of disposal.

7 Materials are requested with the PUBLICATION REQUEST FORM. Justification must include statement of mission, items mission impact, and why the item cannot be housed in the library. Books and media purchased through this program are Cannon Library property which are placed on loan to the office for an indefinite period and subject to annual inventory.

8 The Office POC determines the commercial publication requirements for the organization and prepares the request forms. POC completes one Commercial Publication Request Form for each publication required. The unit commander certifies that the requested publications are mission-essential IAW AFI34-270, 4.3. The library director certifies that publication requests meet mission and eligibility requirements IAW AFI and AFLIS Central Procurement Guide, and then forwards them for processing.

9 The Office POC determines the commercial publication requirements for the organization and prepares one Publication Request Form for each publication required. The unit commander certifies that the requested publications are mission-essential. The library director certifies that publication requests meet requirements, approves GPC use, and returns the signed request to the Office POC. Office POC follows unit guidance for GPC purchases & records management.

10 Guidance and Forms Library Staff Assistance


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