Associate Dean for Collection Strategies and Services
Maggie Z. Saponaro
Head of Collection Development
Assistant Head of Collections
Johnnieque B. Love
Collection Development Strategist
Johnnieque B. Love
Collection Management/DRUM Graduate Assistant
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
- Collection Development Diversity Statement (2015)
- Digitization Initiatives (2015)
- Foreign Materials (2015)
- General & Special Collections Duplication (2015)
- General to Special Collections Transfer (2015)
- Gift-Acceptance (2015)
- Free & Open Web-Based Resources (2015)
- Identifying Standard Portfolio of Reports to Collection Development (2015)
- Library-wide Format Duplication (2015)
- Non-traditional Library Materials Purchases & Locations (2015)
- Policy on Policies (2015)
- Public Fiscal & Data Information (2015)
- Textbook Purchases (2015)
- Weeding (2015)
- Collection Development Policy for the General Collections (2013)
- Policy for the Withdrawal of Print Journal Volumes and Replacement with an Electronic Version (2012)
- Withdrawal and Transfer Policy for the General Collections (2012)
- JSTOR Retention Policy (2017)
- Off-Site Shelving Guidelines (2006)
- Reference Materials (1999)
For questions or comments regarding these policies, please contact the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies and Services.