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McQuade Library Liaisons

Collection Development

What is collection development? 

Collection development describes the process of systematically building and refining library collections to serve study, teaching, research, recreation, and other needs of library users.

Our role as liaisons is to:

  • Evaluate resources in terms of areas' curricular and research needs; select and manage resources 
  • In collaboration with the Head of Resource Management, track and effectively manage collections budget 
  • Strategically assess and make decisions regarding acquisition, retention, and preservation of collections
  • Understand publication trends and develop familiarity with publishers