The Collection Management Committee, under the direction of the Associate University Librarian and Director for Collections and Content Development, recommends collection policy to the University Libraries’ administration and coordinates collection management activities throughout the system.
Specifically, the Committee:
- Establishes policies and objectives for the development and management of the University Libraries’ collections, including both traditional forms and digital information of all types.
- Advises the Associate University Librarian and Director for Collections and Content Development and the University Librarian on budget allocations and the acquisition of expensive resources.
- Ensures effective communication and coordination among collection management librarians on collection issues.
- Advises the Associate University Librarian and Director for Collections and Content Development on other issues relating to collection management, such as evaluation of collection management work, collection evaluation, cooperative programs, etc.
The membership of the Collection Management Committee is as follows:
- One representative from among selectors for the east side branch science libraries, including Psychology (selected by the group)
- One representative from the Hardin Library (designated by the Hardin director)
- Head of Reference and Library Instruction, or their designee
- One representative from the remaining branches (Art, Business, and Music, selected by the group)
- One representative from the International Studies Group (the International Studies librarian, Japanese and Chinese Studies librarians, and selectors for Latin American Studies and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies, selected by that group)
- One representative from among the bibliographer(s) and selectors supporting the Main Library collections (selected by that group)
- Two representatives from technical services units, one representing electronic resources management, the other representing the acquisitions function (designated by the TSIS director)
- Head of Access Services or their designee
- Coordinator of Digital Initiatives
- Assistant to the Director, Associate University Librarian and Director, Collections and Content Development (ex officio)
- Associate University Librarian and Director, Collections and Content Development(Chair, ex officio).
Members serve renewable three-year terms. It is expected that members selected from a group will rotate.