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Collection Management


Collection Management orders and receives all library material other than items designated 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.

Collection Development is the process whereby decisions are made concerning selection and evaluation of materials in collections of the University of Memphis Libraries. The UML Collection Development program encompasses library resources in all available formats. The process is carried out through the cooperative efforts of two groups, Library Liaisons and Departmental Representatives. more...

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Projects and Activities

Library Liaison / Departmental Representatives

A library liaison works with a partner representing a department or program to help ensure that materials and services provided by the library correspond with the research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship of that department or program.  All liaisons are not in Collection Management, but we help coordinate their efforts in selecting materials.

Firm order (one-time) material purchases

Serial and other Subscriptions Review

Collection Development Policies

Procedures and Guidelines

For Collection Management Personnel

  • Staff Workstation [forthcoming]

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

Interlibrary Loan

My Library Account


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