Thank you to all faculty and staff members who attended and provided feedback at the recent Library Collections Budget Town Hall meeting in January. The meeting allowed us an opportunity for further discussion about the trends in library collections costs and the library’s budget. From our conversations, we created an overview of library collection development trends to explain how contracts with vendors impact our ability to afford the journals and books you need.
For those unable to attend, your subject librarian is available to attend your next department meeting to share the town hall presentation with you and your colleagues and to explain in depth how these issues affect your discipline. We are also gathering data about vital resources to better prioritize our spending.
How You Can Help
- Faculty: Fill out the survey to let us know what resources are important for your discipline. The deadline is on March 1, 2018.
- Send in the feedback form to tell us if the library does not own material you need for research and teaching.
- Reach out to your subject librarian with requests for purchases to help us understand what resources you need.