Collection Management orders and receives all library material other than items designated
as government publications. The Department also screens, evaluates, and processes
all non-periodical material donated to all departments of the University Libraries
except Special Collections and the branch libraries.
The University administration has authorized the faculty to select for purchase, within
annual budgetary limits, library materials that support their programs. The judgment
of the scholarly worth of materials being considered for purchase is reserved for
the faculty. Judgment of the appropriateness of gift material rests with the library
Contacts between University departments and Collection Management are maintained via
Library Liaison members, the Collection Development Librarian and Department Representatives
appointed or elected by the respective agencies. All requests for purchases of library
materials should come through the Department Representative to indicate approval of
the requesting agency.
Orders for non-periodical library material will be reflected in the Libraries' online
catalog. Refer any questions regarding orders for library materials or gifts to the
staff of the department, (901) 678-2203.
Please send questions/comments/suggestions to
Steve Knowlton, Interim Head of Collection Management