ERIC Number: ED358851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Selector's Manual. University Libraries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Bridges, Anne, Comp.; And Others
The purpose of this manual is to provide support for selectors as part of an intensive training program at the University of Tennessee (UT) Knoxville libraries to help balance selection decisions and to meet the needs of both undergraduates and researchers. The following major topics are addressed: (1) collection development at UT Knoxville libraries, including mission, organizational structure, and roles of various personnel; (2) the selection process, including objectives, prerequisites to effective selecting, responsibilities of selectors, and selection considerations; (3) fund management, including budgeting, spending, and monitoring; (4) acquisition of material, including time factors, ordering, searching requests, and approval plans; (5) collection evaluation; (6) collection management, including weeding, preservation, storage, and replacements; and (7) professional growth and development, including subject expertise, selector evaluation, setting goals and objectives, writing the job description, and suggested reading for new selectors. The appendices contain the Collection Development Mission Schedule; a list of library selectors; a directory of faculty library representatives; sample forms; a list of considerations for retaining items in their original format, entitled "The Book as Object;" and an outline of continuing education and professional development goals. (ALF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Univ. Libraries.