COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Karen Briere, Updated: 8/28/19
To support the general, multicultural, and sociology curriculum, materials will be acquired to keep the collection current on new theories and techniques in the field of social customs.
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 social customs materials purchased.
Chronology: Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years, except in areas covering the history of the subject.
All formats may be considered for purchase. Serials are heavily relied upon for current material. Textbooks provide background information. 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.
Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:
Faculty and student recommendations
Publisher’s Discoverys and flyers
Ref. Z1035.1.G89 1996. Guide to reference books.
Ref. Z1039.C65 B67. Books for college libraries.
Ref. Z1035.1.W33. Walford’s guide to reference materials.
Superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless they are listed in a major reference tool. Qualifications for indefinite retention include: Historical information on the subject; local connection; community college connection; listed in standard reference works; out of print.