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  • The Important Issues in Collection Development in Academic Libraries in the 21st Century
    Created by Michelle Nielsen Ott, October 2010
  • Collection Development
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  • Students First
  • Students FirstMission and Vision of UNISome Key Terms:
    Personalized learning environment
    Intellectually and culturally diverse community
    Teaching and Learning
    Research
    Service
    From :2009-2010 UNI Fact book http://www.uni.edu/president/sites/default/files/09-10UNIFactBook.pdf
  • Students FirstMission, Vision and Values of Rod LibrarySome key terms:
    Access to rich information services
    Innovative service
    Vibrant learning environment
    Inspires
    Critical thinkers
    Personalized services
    Diverse
    Conscientious Stewards
    From : https://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/strategic-plan
  • Students FirstTraditional Students’ Expectations and Needs
    Digital technologies and always being connected is a normal part of their lives
    Different disciplines depend on different forms of resources
    Need information immediately—because the paper/bibliography/report/etc. is due tomorrow
    Need a variety of sources-books, journals, e-journals, websites, video, audio…
    Confident that they can find the information on their own
    Foster, Nancy Fried, and Susan Gibbons, eds. Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007. PDF file.
  • Students FirstNon-Traditional and Distance Learners
    Non-Traditional
    Have not been in school or done scholarly research in awhile
    May have a different experience of using the library at previous college
    May not be a technologically savvy as traditional students
    Often want print resources
    Distance Learners
    Need resources to be available online
    E-books
    E-Journals
    Streaming videos
    Online Services
  • MONEY
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  • Recession
    Budget Cuts
    Increased serial and periodical costs
    Increased monograph costs
    Increased electronic access costs
    MONEY
  • What is collected and what is not? And what format?
    What are the majors in the subject area?
    What degrees are offered?
    Are there special collection foci?
    Are there approval plans?
    Collection Development Policy
  • Is the collection satisfying its purpose?
    Does the collection meet the goals and mission?
    How well does the collection serve the users?
    Make decisions on needs, access and limitations.
    Collection AssessmentKnowing the Collection
  • Using allocated funds consciously
    Information Rich
    Representing wide range of perspectives
    Anticipate and meet needs of students, faculty, staff and community
    Balance of print and electronic resources
    Selecting
  • Deselecting
    Weeding items that are:
    Missing
    Worn
    Outdated
    Inaccurate
    Superseded
    With low/no use or circulation
    Cancelling of subscriptions
    Cancel whole subscription or only online access
  • Librarians need to work together.
    Cooperation
  • Librarians need to work with faculty and other campus resource centers.
    Cooperation
  • Libraries need to work together
    Cooperation
  • To be the best stewards for the library and to put students first, we must have a updated and accurate collection development plan, know the collections needs, cooperate with other libraries and within the library, select the best materials for the collections’ and user’s needs and weed outdated information.
    Bringing it Together
  • By following our goals, mission and vision, and knowing students’ needs, we can put students first to develop and maintain a great library collection
    Students First
  • Questions?
  • "About UNI." University of Northern Iowa. Web. 4 Oct 2010. <http://www.uni.edu/resources/about-uni>.
    Foster, Nancy Fried, and Susan Gibbons, eds. Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2007. PDF file.
    Herzog, Susan. "Collection Development Challenges for the 21st Century Academic Librarian." Acquisitions Librarian 16.31/32 (2004): p 149-162. Web. 30 Sep 2010.
    Johnson, Peggy. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004. Print.
    “Rod Library." University of Northern Iowa. Web. 4 Oct 2010. <http://www.library.uni.edu/>.
    Wisneski, Richard. "Collection Development Assessment for New Collection Development Librarians." Collection Management 33.1/2 (2008): p 143-159. Web. 30 Sep2010.
    References