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Collection Development

Collection Development encompasses the ordering, purchasing, and maintenance of  the collection of books, videos, electronic resources, cd-roms, microforms, and other media. In addition, we maintain the library's budgets, process invoices, process the Library's continuations (publications we receive on a regular basis), and negotiate with vendors.

We coordinate the selection of materials purchases with Subject Librarians and The Florida State University faculty. We also solicit book donations and select items to be added to the collection.

Our primary services we provide to faculty:

  • Assist university faculty by purchasing materials for the Library to facilitate their research and to assist in their teaching.
  • Create a library collection that is as appropriate to the needs of the campus community as possible
  • Provide lists of materials purchased, lists of journals and many other printouts to help with accrediting or other projects within the departments

We encourage faculty to use the Library Purchase Request Form for Faculty to request purchases for the library.

Our primary services we provide to students:

  • Support for finding and accessing materials

Library Departmental Subject LibrariansEach department on campus is assigned a librarian to serve as a liaison between the department and the library. Faculty should send all orders to their Subject Librarians. They will pass them on to the Collection Development Department. When faculty use the Library Purchase Request Form for Faculty their orders will be sent directly to their Subject Librarians. 

Contact: 715 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306, Phone: (850) 645-7461

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