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Course Materials: Resources

The following materials are NOT required readings. They simply provide the foundation for the course.

ALA Library Bill of Rights

ALA Freedom to Read Statement

ALA About Banned & Challenged Books

ALA Challenges to Library Materials

ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom

Alabaster, Carl (2010). Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Libraries. ALA.

Alsop, J. (2007). Bridget Jones meets Mr. Darcy: Challenges of contemporary fiction. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 33, 581-585.

Anderson, R. (2011, May 31). What patron-driven acquisition (PDA) does and doesn't mean: An FAQ. The Scholarly Kitchen [blog]. Available:

Arizona State Library. (1996). Collection development training for Arizona Public Libraries.

Atkinson, R. (2006). Six key challenges for the future of collection development. Library Resources & Technical Services, 50, 244-251.

Baich, T., Zou, T. J., Weltin, H., & Yang, Z. Y. (2009). Lending and borrowing across borders: Issues and challenges with international resource sharing. Reference & Users Services Quarterly, 49(1), 54-63.

Banks, J. (2002). Weeding book collections in the age of the Internet. Collection Building, 21(3), 113-119.

Beals, Jennifer Benedetto (Winter 2006). Assessing library collections using Brief Test methodology. Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, 7(3).

Bedard, J. (2009). Ebooks hit critical mass. Online, 33(3), 14-18.

Bertot, J., & Jaeger, P. T. (2008). Research in practice: Survey research and libraries: Not necessarily like in the textbooks. Library Quarterly, 78(1), 99-105.

Best, R. (2010). Censorship or selection?: Academic library holdings of the top ten most challenged books of 2007. Education Libraries, 33(2), 18-33.

Blummer, Barbara, Kenton, Jeffrey (2012). Best practices for integrating e-books in academic libraries: a literature review from 2005 to present. Collection Management, 37, 65-97.

Bob, M. L. (1982). The case for quality book selection. Library Journal, 107, 1707-1710.

Bobal, Alison M., Mellinger, Margaret, Avery, Bonnie E. (2008) Collection assessment and new academic programs. Collection Management, 33(4), 288-301.

Bobilin, E., & Pagowsky, N. (2011). Serving players through selection: A guide to videogame collection development. American Libraries, 42(11/12), 43.

Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District No. 26 v. Pico, 457 U.S. 853 (1982) Available:

Borek, D., Bell, B., Richardson, G., & Lewis, W. (2006). Perspectives on building consortia between libraries and other agencies. Library Trends, 54, 448-462.

Borin, J., & Yi, H. (2011). Assessing an academic library collection through capacity and usage indicators: Testing a multi-dimensional model. Collection Building, 30(3), 120-125.

Bosman, J. (2011, March 15). Library e-books live longer, so publisher limits shelf life. New York Times.

Bosman, J. (2011, April 21). Kindle users to be able to borrow library e-books. New York Times.

Breivik, P. S., Budd, L., & Woods, R. F. (2005). We're married! The rewards and challenges of joint libraries. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31, 401-408.

Burke, S. K. (2010). Social tolerance and racist materials in public libraries. Reference and User Services Quarterly, 49(4), 369-379.

Buczynski, James A. (2008). Looking for collection 2.0. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 20(2), 90-100.

Campbell, P. (2007). The pottymouth paradox. The Horn Book, 83, 311-315.

Carter, B. (2007). Leading forward by looking backward. School Library Media Connection, 25, 16-20.

Chadwell, F.A. (2009). What's next for collection management and managers. Collection Management, 34(1), 3-18.

Chen, Kristine (October 2010). Given them what they want. School Library Journal, 56(10), 29.

Corrigan, A. (2005). The collection policy reborn: A practical application of web-based documentation. Collection Building, 24(2), 65-69.

Cronin, Blaise (2000). Whatever happened to common sense? Library Journal, 125, 177.

Demas, Samuel & Miller, Mary E. (2012). Rethinking collection management plans: shaping collective collections for the 21st century. Collection Management, 37(3-4), 168-187.

Dominguez, D. V., & Ovadia. S. (2011). What's next for collection management and managers?: Twitter: A collection development discovery tool for and by the people. Collection Management, 36(3), 145-153.

Draper, J. (2007). Mission statement—Do we have one? Indiana Libraries, 26(4), 29-31.

Enis, Matt (November 15, 2012). DVD circ holds steady; even as streaming grows, many factors have helped libraries maintain DVD circulation. will it last? Library Journal, 137(19), 38.

Evans, G. Edward & Saponaro, Margaret Zarnosky (2012). Collection Management Basics. Libraries Unlimited.

Fialkoff, F. (2005). Balancing act. Library Journal, 130, 8.

Flowers J. L. (2003). Negotiations with library materials vendors: preparation and tips. The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 16(3), 100-106.

Fowler, D. (2005). Licensing: An historical perspective. Journal of Library Administration, 42(3/4), 177–197.

Francis, Mary (2012). Weeding the reference collection: a case study of collection management. The Reference Librarian, 53(2), 219-234.

Gardner, Richard K. (1981). Library collections: their origins, selection, and development. McGraw Hill.

Genco, Barbara (September 15, 2007). 20 maxims for collection building: contemporary collection development involves art, science, and business. Library Journal, 32.

Gillies, Scott & Stephenson, Carol (2012). Three libraries, three weeding projects: collaborative weeding projects within a shared print repository. Collection Management, 37(3-4), 205-222.

Greiner, Tony (2010). Performing collection use studies with Microsoft Excel 2007. Collection Management, 35(1), 38-48.

Gregory, Vicki L. (2011). Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Collections. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.

Haley, Daniel Joseph (2010). The Use of Print Materials in the Internet Age: A Comparative Study of Academic Library Circulation Patterns. Dissertation, University of California Los Angeles.

Harbour, Denise (March/April 2002). Collection mapping. Book Report, 20(5), 6-10.

Harris, Christopher (December 2008). Taking care of business. School Library Journal, 54(12).

Helft, M. (2011, March 23). Federal judge rejects Google's negotiated deal to digitize books. New York Times.

Hill, Rebecca (2010). The problem of self-censorship. School Library Monthly, 27(2), 9-12.

Hoffert, B. (2006). The united way. Library Journal, 131, 38-41.

Hoffert, Barbara (September 1, 2007). Who's selecting now? As Phoenix Public Library boldy passes on selection responsibilities to its vendors, some libraries follow - and others dig in. Library Journal, 40.

Hoffmann, Frank and Wood, Richard J.(2007). Library Collection Development Policies: School Libraries and Learning Resource Centers. Scarecrow Press.

Indiana State Library. (2010). Resources sharing manual. Available:

Intner, S. S. (2008). Acquisitions go global: An introduction to library collection management in the 21st century. Technicalities, 28(5), 19-20.

Jacob, Merle (1990). Get it in writing: A collection development plan for the Skokie Public Library. Library Journal, 115, 166-168.

Jones, C. (2007). Maintaining a healthy collection: The need to weed. Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services, 20, 170-2.

Kelley, Michael (September 15, 2012). A toolkit for taking stock; libraries leverage new metrics driven by data from collectionHQ. Library Journal, 137(15), 18.

Kennedy, J. (2005). A collection development policy for digital information resources? Australian Library Journal, 54, 238-244.

Kenney, K. (2006). Negotiating with vendors. Public Libraries, 45(5), 11-14.

Kenney, Brian (June 2010). Filtering out reality. School Library Journal, 56(6).

Kinner, L., & Crosetto, A. (2009). Balancing act for the future: How the academic library engages in collection development at the local and consortial levels. Journal of Library Administration, 49, 419-437.

Knievel, J. E., Wicht, H., & Connaway, L. S. (2006). Use of circulation statistics and interlibrary loan data in collection management. College & Research Libraries, 67, 35-49.

Latham, J. M. (2002). To link, or not to link. Library Journal, 127, 20-22.

Lewis, D. W. (2008). Library budgets, open access, and the future scholarly communication: Transformations in academic publishing. College & Research Libraries News, 69(5), 271-3.

Loertscher, David & Wimberley, Laura H. (2010). Collection Development Using the Collection Mapping Technique: A Guide for Librarians. Hi Willow Research and Publishing.

Maes, Margaret & Thompson-Przylucki (2012). Collaborative stewardship: building a shared, central collection of print legal materials. Collection Development, 37(3-4), 294-306.

Mak, C. (2011). Resource sharing among ARL libraries in the US: 35 years of growth. Interlending & Document Supply, 39(1), 26-31.

Mangrum, S., & Pozzebon, M. E., eds. (2012). Use of collection development policies in electronic resource management. Collection Building, 31(3), 108-114.

Marquis, Kathy, Waggener, Leslie C. (March/April 2011). Historical collections. Public Libraries, 50(2), 43-49. Read about the issues in creating and maintaining historical collections.

Matlak, Jeffrey (2010). Weeding older social sciences journals. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 29(3), 169-183.

McMinn, Stephen H. (2010). Evaluation of motor vehicles, aeronautics, astronautics collections using White's Power Method of Collection Analysis, Collection Management, 36(1), 29-52.

Mentch, F., Stauss, B., & Zsulya, C. (2008). The importance of "focusness": Focus groups as a means of collection management assessment. Collection Management, 33(1/2), 115-128.

Meredith Public Library (Meredith, NH). n.d. Weeding policy. Avaialble:

Moore, K., & Duggan, L. (2011). Transparency and publisher pricing models. Serials Librarian, 60(1-4), 98-108.

Moroni, Alene E. (September 15, 2012). Weeding in a digital age; shelf clutter can be a problem for ebooks as well. Library Journal, 137(15), 26.

Morrisey, L. J. (2008). Ethical issues in collection development. Journal of Library Administration, 47(3/4), 163-171.

Moyer, J. E. (2012). Audiobooks and e-books: A literature review. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 51(4), 340-354.

McElfresh, Laura Kane (March/April 2012). Good things come in small libraries. Technicalities, 32(2), 4.

McNair, E. (2012). Print to digital: opportunities for choice. Library Media Connection, 30(6), 28-30

Moore, K., & Duggan, L. (2011). Transparency and publisher pricing models. Serials Librarian, 60(1-4), 98-108.

Neary, L. (2010, December 15). Kids' books make the leap off the page and online. Morning Edition. Available:

Neary, L. (2008, Sept. 30). 'Grapes of Wrath' and the politics of book burning. Morning Edition. Available:

Nisonger, T. E. (2008). Use of the checklist method for content evaluation of full-text databases: An investigation of two databases based on citations from two journals. Library Resources & Technical Services, 52(1), 4-17.

Orr, Cynthia (2010). Collection development in public libraries. Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition, 1097-1105.

Pan, D., & Fong, Y. (2010). Return on investment for collaborative collection development: A cost-benefit evaluation of consortia purchasing. Collaborative Librarianship, 2(4), 183-192.

Pattee, Amy (March 2009). Expedient, but a what cost? School Library Journal, 55(3).

Pekoll, K. (2009). Standup!: Defending teens' right to read at West Bend Community Memorial Library. Voice of Youth Advocates, 34(4), 284-287.

Pan, D., & Fong, Y. (2010). Return on investment for collaborative collection development: A cost-benefit evaluation of consortia purchasing. Collaborative Librarianship, 2(4), 183-192.

Parker, K., & Dollar, D. (2005). E-terminology: Why do I need to know what you mean? portal: Libraries and the Academy, 5(3), 421–426.

Pearl, N. (1996). Gave 'em what they wanted. Library Journal, 121, 136-38.

Pickett, Carmelita, Stephens, Jane, Kimball, Rusty, Ramirez, Diana, Thornton, Joel & Burford, Nancy (2011). Revisting an abandoned practice: the death and resurrection of collection development policies. Collection Management, 36(3), 165-181.

Nixon, Judith M., Freeman, Robert S. & Ward, Suzanne M. (2010). Patron-driven acquisitions: An introduction and literature review. Collection Management, 35(3-4), 119-124.

Raine, L. (2011). Libraries and the new community information ecology. Presented at Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and American Libraries, April 7, 2011. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Available:

Random House. (2008). The First Amendment first aid kit: What to do if someone challenges a book. Available:

Rawlinson, N. (1981). Give 'em what they want! Library Journal, 106, 2188-2195.

Reynolds, L. J., Pickett, C., vanDuinkerken, W., Smith, J., Harrell, J., & Tucker, S. (2010). User-driven acquisitions: Allowing patron requests to drive collection development in an academic library. Collection Management, 35(3/4), 244-254.

Rumph, V.A. (2001). Vendor selection using the RFP process – is it for you? One library's experience. Indiana Libraries, 20(1), 26-28.

Saricks, J. (2008). Choosing the best. Booklist, 104, 24.

Scales, Pat (November 2010). Every breath she takes. School Library Journal, 56(11), 19.

Schmidt, K., Shelburner, W. A., & Vess, D. S. (2008). Approaches to selection, access, and collection development in the Web world: A case study with fugitive literature. Library Resources & Technical Services, 52, 184-191.

Schroeder, Rebecca & Williamsen, Julie (2011). Streaming video: the collaborative convergence of technical services, collection development, and information technology in the academic library. Collection Management, 36(2), 89-106.

Shirkey, Cindy (2011). Taking the guesswork out of collection development: using syllabi for a user-centered collection development method. Collection Management, 36(3), 154-164.

Sich, Dan (2012). Dungeons and downloads: collecting tabletop fantasy role-playing games in the age of downloadbale PDFs. Collection Building, 31(2), 60-65.

Sievers-Hill, A. (2009). Building library collections in the 21st Century--It's the economy, people. Against the Grain, 21(1), 72-3.

Smyth, E. B. (1999). A practical approach to writing a collection development policy. Rare Books & Manuscript Librarianship, 14(1), 27-31. Available:

Snow, R. (1996). Wasted words: The written collection development policy and the academic library. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 22, 191-194.

Soma, Amy K. & Sjoberg, Lisa M. (2010). More than just low-hanging fruit: a collaborative approach to weeding in academic libraries. Collection Management, 26(1), 17-28.

Sowell, Steven L., Boock, Michael H., Landis, Lawrence A., and Nutefall, Jennifer E. (2012). Between a rock and a hard place: management government document collections in a digital world. Collection Management, 37, 98-109.

Spindler, Robert P. (2011) Electronic records preservation. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition, 1682-1688.

Tappeiner, E., & Lyons, C. (2008). Selection criteria for academic video games collections. Collection Building, 27(3), 121-125.

Twiss, Thomas M. (2001). A validation of Brief Tests of Collection Strength. Collection Management, 25(3), 23-37.

U.S. Copyright Office. (2009). Reproduction of copyrighted works by educators and librarians. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Available:

U.S. Copyright Office. (2012). Copyright basics. Washington, DC: Library of Congress. Available:

van Zijl, C. (1998). The why, what and how of collection development policies. South African Journal of Library and Information Science, 66, 99-106.

Vargas, S. C. (2006). Library vendor assessment literature review. Available:

Vickery, Jim (2004). Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies. Library Management, 25(8), 337-342.

Vignau, B., & Quesada, I. P. (2006). Collection development in a digital environment. Collection Building, 25(4), 139-144.

Walters, W. H. (2004). Criteria for replacing print journals with online journal resources: The importance of sustainable access. Library Resources & Technical Services, 48, 300-304.

Weir, Ryan O. (September 201). Trimming the library materials budget: communication and preparation as key elements. Serials Review, 36(3), 147-151.

Whelan, D. L. (2009). A dirty little secret. School Library Journal, 55, 26-30.

White, Howard D. (1995). Brief Tests of Collection Strength. Greenwood Publishing Group. Available for Preview:

White, Howard D. (March 2008). Better than brief tests: coverage power tests of collections strength 1. College & Research Libraries, 69, 155-174.

Wiegand, S., & Finchbaugh, M. eds. (2002). Biz of Acq – A database by any other name. Against the Grain, 14(2), 62–68.

Wittenbach, S., & Hughes, J. (2003). Everything you always wanted to know about electronic journals but were afraid to ask. Serials Librarian, 44(1-2), 11–24.

Wu, Eric FuLong, Shelfer, Katherine M. (2007). Materials budget allocation: a formula for fitness review. Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services, 31(3/4), 171-183.

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