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Policies and Procedures

Wayne G. Basler Library Policy and Procedures

Selection Responsibility

Materials selection is the responsibility of all librarians. The Collection Development Librarian, under the supervision of the Dean of the Library is responsible for coordinating the ordering of materials and spending the allotted funds for each order.

The library encourages faculty input as a vital means of keeping the collection current in all subject areas. Faculty requests may be submitted via an online request form, email, and as indicated in catalogs. While all requests are reviewed to ensure that they meet collection development guidelines, faculty requests are given the highest priority. Faculty are informed of the status of their request and when the requested materials have been processed. Students, staff, and members of the community are also encouraged to contribute to the development of the collection by suggesting new titles via an on-line request form or email.