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Collection Development


Maggie Z. Saponaro 
Head of Collection Development
Maggie Saponaro

Cynthia Sorrell
Assistant Head of Collections
Phone: 301-405-9125
Fax: 301-405-9191
Cynthia Sorrell

Johnnieque B. Love
Collection Development Strategist
Phone: 301-405-9048
Fax: 301-405-9191
Johnnieque B. Love

Anne Hendrick
Collection Management/DRUM Graduate Assistant
Phone: 301-405-9432
Fax: 301-405-9191
Anne Hendrick


Areas of Activity

  • Identify and select materials, regardless of format to be purchased for the library's collection.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the campus faculty.
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of subject collections systematically in order to provide written assessments of library holdings to support the instructional and research programs of the campus.
  • Formulate and implement collection development policies.
  • Review incoming materials from all sources, including approval plans and gifts and exchange.
  • Participate in the solicitation of gift materials.
  • Prepare and monitor the materials budget for the University Libraries.


Selection of Materials

The collections of the Libraries represent a vast variety of formats and languages, including books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, and information resources in electronic format. Collection Managers with designated subject responsibilities select these materials to provide direct support for the instructional and research programs of the university.


Collection Development Statements and Policies

For questions or comments regarding these policies, please contact the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies and Services.


Subject Collection Development Policies