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Collection Development Calendar

July 1                   Beginning of new fiscal year

January 1          "Outstanding Academic Resources" list available from Choice

January 1          "Outstanding Nursing Books of the Year" list available from AJN

February 15      Ordering deadline

June 30             University fiscal year close

(please note that above dates are approximate)

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Buley Library Collection Development Policy

The Collection Development Policy provides a comprehensive, coordinated framework for current and future collecting activity within the Hilton C. Buley Library.  Within this context it assists the Library's selectors in building a collection covering all applicable fields of knowledge and communicates this activity to the Library's other constituencies; faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the general public.

The Policy serves a variety of purposes reflecting the Library's relationship with its varied clientele.  These purposes include:

  • creating an orderly plan for Library collection development
  • relating the collection building activities to the mission of the Library and to the teaching, learning, and research needs of the clientele
  • enabling the evaluation of colection strengths and weaknesses and directing future development
  • assisting the selectors in materials selection by defining areas of collecting responsibility and coordinating collecting activities
  • communicating guidelines to the Library's constituencies and other interested parties
  • providing consistency and focus toward defined goals in order to shape stronger collections

Collection Development Policy Narrative (in PDF)



Subject Specific Policies (in PDF)

Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian

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Cindy Schofield
Buley Library, Technical Services (ground floor)

203 392-5778