a subset of CARL formed to address either the interests of a particular group of CARL members, for example, community college librarians, or to address interest in a certain area of librarianship, for example, collection development
An organization whose purpose is to pursue the interests of its members, in public or private forums. A group must maintain its membership, often by providing benefits (material, solidary, or purposive) to those members. It must also vigorously pursue its goals (the members' interests); often it must also pursue secondary goals, in order to increase its chances of achieving its primary goals. The three broad tactics of interest groups in the public arena are electioneering, lobbying, and litigating.
A group which directly attempts to influence the allocation of public values or other actions of those in the political system. It may undertake political action, prov8ide goods or services to political actors, or provide d at and information to those within the political system in its attempts to achieve its political objectives. It may also exert influence through compliance or non-compliance with the government policy process.
Group discussion and sharing information carried on by electronic mail. An interest group focuses on a single topic. An individual subscribes or joins an interest group electronically and all messages sent to the group are distributed by e-mail to the members.
Group of individuals which take advantage of the government's power (and, sometimes, dependence on public image) by using public or private pressure in order to obtain laws or regulations in their favour. The chief characteristic of mixed economies.
An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group (UK), or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected.