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Collection Management Purpose

Collection Management orders and receives all library material other than items designated as government publications. The Department also screens, evaluates, and processes all non-periodical material donated to all departments of the University Libraries except Special Collections and the branch libraries.

The University administration has authorized the faculty to select for purchase, within annual budgetary limits, library materials that support their programs. The judgment of the scholarly worth of materials being considered for purchase is reserved for the faculty. Judgment of the appropriateness of gift material rests with the library faculty.

Contacts between University departments and Collection Management are maintained via Library Liaison members, the Collection Development Librarian and Department Representatives appointed or elected by the respective agencies. All requests for purchases of library materials should come through the Department Representative to indicate approval of the requesting agency. 

Orders for non-periodical library material will be reflected in the Libraries' online catalog. Refer any questions regarding orders for library materials or gifts to the staff of the department, (901) 678-2203.

Please send questions/comments/suggestions to
Steve Knowlton, Interim Head of Collection Management

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