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Collection development for new librarians: Advice from the trenches
Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services
  • J. Cory Tucker, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Matt Torrence
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Abstract

There are many challenges facing new librarians in the academic environment, including collection development. This article analyzes the topic of collection development and how it relates to new professionals in the field of librarianship. The article contains a literature review of papers discussing the collection development curriculum in library and information science programs, expected skills required of collection development offices, and library training programs for new librarians. The article also provides practical advise by recent graduates and their collection development experiences. Topics of discussion include acclimation to a new environment, collection development policies and procedures, liaison work, resource selection, and time management.

Keywords
  • Case studies,
  • Collection development,
  • Liaison activities,
  • Library resource selection,
  • New librarians
Language
English
Identifier
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lcats.2004.08.013
Publisher Citation
Tucker, J. C., & Torrence, M. (2004). Collection development for new librarians: Advice from the trenches. Library Collections Acquisitions & Technical Services, 28, 397-409. doi:10.1016/j.lcats.2004.08.013
Citation Information
J. Cory Tucker and Matt Torrence. "Collection development for new librarians: Advice from the trenches" Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services Vol. 28 Iss. 4 (2004) p. 397 - 409
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matt_torrence/9/