Collection Development is the department in the Library that
works with the academic faculty to select books, periodical
subscriptions, media, music, art and software for the libraries’
collections. The department is made up of the Director of Collection
Development and subject librarians.
The primary mission of the department is to select resources
that best support the teaching and research needs of the CMU community. Subject librarians
with subject expertise work with departmental faculty to determine
what the appropriate library resources are and submit orders for them.
The secondary mission of the department is to train faculty and students
to use the resources of the library. They do this by offering
training at department meetings, teaching information literacy and
library research methods in individual classes or in the one-credit LIB
197 course, as well as answering in-depth reference questions in their
areas of expertise.
Email the Director of Collection Development.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATION SHOULD CONTACT THE CIRCULATION SECTION AT 774-3114.