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Library Purchase Request
Purchase suggestions from our users help enhance the STC Library collection. Decisions regarding the collections are guided by the Collection Management Practices below. Anyone may recommend an addition to the collection by filling out the Library Purchase Request form.
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Collection Management for Faculty
Faculty members are strongly encouraged to work with the library to identify resources to support the curriculum.
- Library Liaisons
Faculty members may also request purchases by contacting the Library Liaison assigned to their academic discipline. Interested faculty members may also wish to participate in the Collection Development Advisory Committee, which provides advice and guidance to library staff involved in collection management activities. The goal of the Committee is to promote the efforts of the library to meet the information needs of our users.
- Collection Management Resources
Faculty members may use the following resources to identify items to recommend for purchase.
- RCLweb: Resource for College Libraries
Find recommended titles by discipline in the online edition of the new Resources for College Libraries, which is a core list of 65,000 titles selected by over 300 subject specialists and bibliographers for academic libraries.
- EDELWEISS – Above the Treeline
Review catalogs from several hundred publishers in a wide variety of disciplines from a single portal.
Collection Management Practices
These collection management practices are intended to reflect the mission of STC Library Services to provide a learning-centered environment, rich in quality information resources and outstanding services to meet the research, instructional and learning needs of the STC students, faculty, staff and community. These practices also serve to guide staff in the selection and retention of materials and to inform our Library users of the principles supporting selection, retention, and collection management decisions.