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Unpublished Paper
Applying the Principles of Total Library Assessment to Inform Sustainable Collection Development (pending)
Library Assessment Conference (2016)
  • Michael Luther, Kennesaw State University
  • Ana Guimaraes
Abstract
In 2015, the Kennesaw State University Library System (KSULS) began a pilot project to assess the physical collections of the organization. The collection assessment project coordinators, consisting of the Assessment Librarian and the Collection Development Librarian, set a goal to assess four subject areas over a one-year time frame. For the project to be successful, two things were clear from the outset: 1) no one-size-fits-all solution would be sufficient to capture the diverse data necessary to adequately inform collection development, and 2) the work of making sense of the gathered information would best be performed by the Undergraduate Faculty Liaisons, those actually making decisions about selection and withdrawal of library materials within specific subject areas. This short paper will discuss the results from the pilot year of collection assessment at KSULS. What did we learn, what were the challenges, and how do we plan to move forward?
Keywords
  • Assessment
Publication Date
October, 2016
Citation Information
Michael Luther and Ana Guimaraes. "Applying the Principles of Total Library Assessment to Inform Sustainable Collection Development (pending)" Library Assessment Conference (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ana_luther_guimaraes/24/
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