Collection Development in Libraries: Fall 2014


Michael Stoller


Long Island University


Fall 2014


To examine the principles, issues and best practices related to the development of a library collection serving an academic or research community in a college, university, public or special library environment. We will consider methods for identifying the needs of a user community, designing a collection policy, selecting and acquiring library materials in all formats, making decisions related to a collection’s management and preservation, and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of an existing collection.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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