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Seminole State's librarians are responsible for the overall development of the College's library collections. The determination of the educational resources to be offered by the library is a professional consideration of great magnitude and requires the cooperative efforts of librarians, faculty members, the associate director of libraries, and the dean of libraries and learning technology.
Each Seminole State librarian is assigned certain subject areas to develop in conjunction with faculty members from that area. Librarians work with these faculty members to select current and retrospective resources by:
Librarians also serve as liaisons to the faculty to determine the depth and breadth needed for each collection area. Recommendations are accepted from Seminole State students as well as faculty and staff members for additions to the library collection. The materials selection request form will enable you to do this online. For more information about adding materials to or withdrawing materials from the collection, please contact the appropriate librarian liaison.
Seminole State's library collections benefit from faculty input in regard to the selection and deselection of materials. Faculty are encouraged to partner in the process by recommending materials, the number of copies needed, the format of materials and the location of materials at any campus library. Librarian liaisons assigned to specific subject specialties will work closely with faculty to develop resources in support of College curriculum.
Levels of development are reviewed annually.
Recommendations will be accepted from faculty and staff members who are researching institutional or instructional development or improvements. The library will acquire recommended materials if their addition to the collection will be of value for longer than the life of the project. These research materials will be evaluated by the same criteria as other requested titles. Attempts to meet the researcher's needs with borrowed books or serials will be advised if requested titles are excessively expensive or of an ephemeral nature.
The library does not maintain a collection of materials written, edited or contributed by faculty, students, or staff members. Purchases will be made, or gifts accepted, if the material meets collection development criteria and is in support of the curricula or programs of the college.