COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
NAME OF LIBRARIAN: Tom Bahlinger DATE: August 28, 2019
NAME OF DEPARTMENT OR SUBJECT: Home Economics
To support the institution’s overall curriculum, materials will be acquired to keep the collection current on new knowledge, theories and techniques in the field of Home Economics. The institution does not have a Home Economics program but many of the topic falling within this subject are of general interest to the faculty and students. Collection efforts are aimed at maintaining a well-rounded Home Economics collection.
SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Language: English will be the primary language of the collection, unless there is a special request from a student or faculty for materials in another language, especially Spanish language material.
Geography: United States publications are emphasized, with some world Home Economics materials purchased.
Chronology: Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years, except in areas covering the history of Home Economics.
All formats may be considered for purchase. Serials are heavily relied upon for current material. Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions. CD-ROMs and DVDs are generally added when accompanying print material, but may be purchased separately when available. Textbooks will not be purchased.
Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:
Faculty, student, or patron recommendations
Publishers’ Discoverys and flyers
Guide to reference books [Ref. Z1035.1.G89]
Books for college libraries [Ref. Z1039.C65 B67]
Walford’s guide to reference material [Ref. Z1035.1 .W33]
[specialized reference works: E&GLI, BGMI, MLA]
Most materials will be considered for de-selection within five years of publication. All superseded editions will be removed from the shelves. Some major reference works and unique publications will not necessarily be deselected. Materials of historic value4 or of general interest may also be retained beyond the five-year period. Materials having local connections may be retained indefinitely.