Evaluation of Print Collection Under Way

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library

The University Library print collection evaluation is under way and campus community members have an opportunity to provide comments on books that have been identified for potential withdrawal from circulation online through May 24. The campus-wide review period is one of several steps implemented in Academic Senate S15-10 in May 2015 to be completed before print books are removed from the library collections.

The first step in the evaluation process is for the liaison librarian to collaborate with the faculty in the department associated with the collection under review. Together they examine and comment on the criteria being used to determine which books will be removed.

A campus wide review is the second step in the process for a period of six weeks. Materials identified for potential withdrawal are being made available for all faculty on campus during this period.

The final review of four weeks concludes the process in which the liaison librarian collaborates with the faculty in the department to make final decision to retain or withdraw a title. Together they fully consider all inputs received during the campus review in their final decision.

More library news is available in the Spring 2016 Academic Gateway newsletter, available for review online or for download as a PDF.