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TOPIC: From Evaluation to Management

  • Evaluate the purpose and core elements of a collection development policy, and its role as both a guiding and constraining framework for collection management
  • Appreciate the broader context in which collection management takes place, and how intellectual freedom challenges, the global economy, the nature of parent organizations, publishing trends, etc. impact collection practices and policies
  • Describe and analyze key issues relevant to collections management including discovery, access, preservation, and use

  • Read Chapter 9: Collaborative Collection Development and Management
  • Appleton, L. (2017). Libraries and Key Performance Indicators: A Framework for Practitioners. Cambridge, MA: Chandos Publishing.
  • Leslie, S. & Ida Martinez, I. (2015) Assessment and weeding of a clinical HIV/AIDS dollection in an academic library: A case study. Collection Management, 40:3, 149-162,
    DOI: 10.1080/01462679.2015.1040570
  • Vardakosta, I., & Kapidakis, S., (2017).  Policies, open access and cooperation as factors influencing geospatial collections in libraries and institutional repositories. The Journal of Academic Librarians, 43: 6, 509-517.
  • Machovec, G. (2013) Library consortia: The big picture, Journal of Library Administration, 53:2-3, 199-208, 
    DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2013.853504

  • Activity: Unknown Knows

  • Lecture = Sharing and access; Interlibrary loans and document delivery
  • Lecture = Working in consortia; Evaluating collaborations and consortia

  • Learning Consolidation 
    Activity: Muddiest Point 
    1.  Blank Exit Tickets (slips of paper) are given to each student. 
    2.  Students are asked to let me know what they need clarified before the final submission of the cumulative assignment by completing the following sentence on the Exit Ticket: "What was the muddiest point in ______?" 
    Source: Angelo, T.A., & Cross, K.P. (1993).  Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, pg. 154-158.