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LIS 615: Collection Management


G. Edward Evans, Developing Library and Information Center Collections. 5th ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

Course Description:

Study of the principles and procedures involved in the building of library collections, including collection development, collection evaluation, and collection maintenance.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Verbalize the role of collection management with relation to other library and information activities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and purposes of collection management.
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the various tools available for selection of library materials.
  • Articulate through verbal and written means, current library issues involving collection management and their impact on the library's collections.
Discuss the social and technological forces influencing the management of library collections.