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TOPIC: Accountability and Alignment Through Planning Collections


  • Evaluate the purpose and core elements of a collection development policy, and its role as both a guiding and constraining framework for collection management
  • Describe and analyze key issues relevant to collections management including discovery, access, preservation, and use
  • Assess the library collections using a variety of collection- and user-centred techniques




  • Read Ch. 4 - Developing Collections
  • Dulock, M., & Long, H. (2015). Digital collections are a sprint, not a marathon: Adapting Scrum project management techniques to library digital initiatives. Information Technology and Libraries34(4), 5-17.
  • Mack, D.C. (2015). The new collection development: Planning and assessment to promote innovation. Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5703/1288284316262


  • Focusing Activity
    Examining Table 1 in the following article to discuss the differences between mind mapping, concept mapping, and argument mapping.
    Gargouri, C., & Naatus, M. K. (2017). An Experiment in Mind-Mapping and Argument-Mapping: Tools for Assessing Outcomes in the Business Curriculum. E-Journal Of Business Education And Scholarship Of Teaching, 11(2), 39-78.
    https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1167335.pdf


  • Lecture = The Principles of Strategic Management (mission and vision statements, guiding principles, strategic directions)
  • Activity = Check-In on groups' progress for the cumulative Collections Consultation Report and Community Fair Presentation
  • Lecture = Frameworks and Models, including SWOT, PEST, Gantt, PMP, and etc.


  • Learning Consolidation 
    Activity: Annotated Bibliography 
    1.  Splitting into 5 groups: SWOT, PEST, Gantt, PMP, Checklists.
    2.  Using the Unit Discussion Board in the LMS, groups will collection resources to support people using the various frameworks and models.
    3.  Post at least 2 recommended resources and what people will get from using the resource in the Unit Discussion Board.


  • Booth, A. (2004). An evidence-based approach to collection management. In Booth, A. & A. Brice. Evidence-Based Practice for Information Professionals: A Handbook. pg. 185-195.
  • Denscombe, M. (2010). The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects, 4th edition.  New York, NY: Open University Press.
  • Evergreen, S.D.H. (2014). Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • Gibson, T., & Lipton, M. (2013). Research, Write, Create: Connecting Scholarship and Digital Media.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Graham, N. (2014). Project Management Checklists for Dummies.  New Jersey, NY: For Dummies: A Wiley Brand.
  • Harvard Business Review Press. (2012). HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done: Stay focused, Accomplish More, Manage Your Energy. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Kendrick, T. (2011). 101 Project Management Problems And How to Solve Them: Practical Advice for Handling Real-World Project Challenges.  New York, NY: American Management Association.
  • Murray, N. & Hughes, F. (2008).  Writing Up Your University Assignments and Research Projects: A Practical Handbook. New York, NY: Open University Press.
  • Murray, R. (2015). Writing in Social Spaces: A Social Processes Approach to Academic Writing. London, UK: Routledge.
  • Shields, P.M. & Rangaranjan, N. (2013). A Playbook for Research Methods: Integrating Conceptual Frameworks and Project Management. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
  • Sigismund Huff, A. (1999). Writing for Scholarly Publication. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
  • Sowards, S.W., & Leonard, E. (Eds). (2014). Guide to Reference in Business and Economics. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
  • Watkins, M. (2003). The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders At All Levels. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press.