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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