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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Collection Development - Introduction

Northeast State is an institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents and is an open access, public two-year comprehensive community college. The college provides programs of study leading to the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, and academic and technical certificates for programs of less than two years.

The Wayne G. Basler Library strives to provide a quality collection of print and non-print resources that will meet the needs of the patrons served, as well as support the overall mission and goals of the College.  The patrons of the library include students, staff, faculty, administrators and members of the community.

The purpose of the Collection Development Policy is to provide the guidelines used by the Wayne G. Basler Library for selection, acquisition, and maintenance of resources. The policy should:

  1. Ensure that the library develops a collection that is balanced to meet the needs and use of the patrons.
  2. Provide objective selection criteria for librarians who select resources.
  3. Provide a means of communicating the collection goals and policies of the Library.

This policy is written by members of the library staff involved with collection development.  It is recognized that as programs and informational needs of the college change, the policy will need updating to reflect those changes.