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the important issues in collection development

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