University Libraries Seek Faculty Input on Collections

The University Libraries seeks to engage with faculty on annual changes to library collections. The cost of subscription resources, such as journals and databases, continues to outpace annual increases to the collections budget. Faculty are invited to review a list of resources considered for cancellation and make recommendations for new resources using a new library collections webpage. All comments and recommendations received before Dec. 21 will be considered. Faculty are encouraged to provide detailed justification for retaining resources considered for cancellation and/or adding new resources, as it will require the department to advocate for a collections budget increase. The department is also seeking feedback on this new process, which can be submitted on the same webpage.