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Collection Development

  • Librarians work collaboratively with faculty to develop specific subject collections that support their instructional and research needs  
  • Sets goals and priorities for future collections and other management functions
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of policies and procedures
  • Keeps faculty abreast of new publications in their fields of interest
  • Develops and distributes information to aid faculty and librarians in the selection of resources
  • Prepares periodic academic departmental reports of collection development progress
  • Promotes collections through support of seminars, colloquia and speaker series

Recommend a Purchase 

  • Manually create a request by filling out a request form and answer the consider for purchase question with a yes
  • OR search in WorldCat Discovery for the item you would like to purchase. Click the blue request item button and answer the consider for purchase question with a yes



Assessment & Management

  • Special attention is given to the assessment of specific collections prior to internal or accreditation review.
  • Monitoring collection strengths and weaknesses.
  • Managing Approval Plans.
  • Identifying collections for de-selection, replacement, or preservation.
  • Providing annual collection reports to departments.
  • Facilitating faculty requests for resource acquisition.

Gifts/Donations to the Libraries

  • We cannot accept gift donations of books at this time.