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This guide is for Collection Development, Management, and Creating Assessments

Chair, Collection Management and Development Group

Jodi Poe's picture
Jodi Poe
Contact:
8th Floor
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265
256-782-8103
256-782-5872
jpoe@jsu.edu
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Welcome

Welcome to the Houston Cole Library Guide for Collection Develoment and Management! 

Link to past Collection Assessments

Purpose of Collection Assessment

  • Gives an overall view of your collection
  • Helps to justify expenditures
  • Enhances the school’s academic curriculum
  • Functions as a means of support for accreditation
  • Aids in collection development

When Will Assessments Be Complete?

Collections will be assessed every 5 years (or upon request by the Department, School, or Administration), except those that do not offer a degree. Those collections that are tied to non-degree awarding subjects will be assessed every 10 years or upon request.

The Chair of the Collection Management and Development Group will send out a list of assessments that will be due each year.

Assessments Due This Year (2017-2018)

  • Art & Architecture
  • Biological Sciences
  • Communication
  • Computing & Information Sciences
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama & Performing Arts
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Languages & Related Literatures
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Social Work
  • Western European Literature