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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Wasted Words? Current Trends in CD Policies

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Are collection development policies viable today? In order to answer that question, librarians at the University of South Florida, Tampa Library sent out a survey to all academic ARL Libraries to obtain a holistic picture of academic collection development policies, how they are changing due to the abundance of electronic resources and new methods of data-driven acquisition. The transition to electronic resources and the changing role of the collection development librarian are having a tremendous impact on the manner by which libraries select and acquire new materials. The goal of this research project further elucidates the current trends of collection development policies in academic libraries as well as gauge current use and efficacy. The survey and the analysis of the results will be revealed.In contrast, the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is rewriting, revising, and expanding its collection development policy. One impetus to begin the revision emerged from recommendations made by a team of library staff who conducted the Association for Research Library’s (ARL) Collection Analysis Project (CAP) from 2009 to 2011. The Library is still in the initial stages of the revision project and is committed to completing it. This presentation will outline the reasons for the commitment and the benefits anticipated or already realized by participating in this process.


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Maureen James

Collection Development Librarian, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Ottenheimer Library
Maureen is the Collection Development Librarian at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is an avid gardener and loves to cook.
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Audrey Powers

Associate Librarian, College of the Arts, University of South Florida
I am an Associate Librarian at the University of South Florida. Currently, I work with students and faculty in The College of The Arts, but in my former life I was a Science librarian. These very different roles have provided me with the unique opportunity to work with researchers, faculty and students who are intriguing and dedicated to the disciplines they are engaged in. | | As a Charleston Conference Director I collaborate with other... Read More →
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Donna Rose

Head of Cataloging, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Ottenheimer Library
Donna Rose is the Head of Cataloging at Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She holds a MLIS from Vanderbilt University/George Peabody College. 
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Megan Sheffield

Assistant Librarian, University of South Florida
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Matt Torrence

Associate Librarian, STEM Librarian, University of South Florida
I currently serve as the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) Librarian at the University of South Florida, Tampa Library. Along with the rest of the library professionals and subject specialists, I provide information expertise to students and faculty, with a special focus on the research needs of the clients and colleagues from topics related to business and technology. I work extensively in evaluating the resource... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
School of Science and Mathematics Building Room 138 202 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401