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Collection Development Section 

Members: 153     Discussions: 224     Files: 11

To join:

  1. Go to your membership information.
  2. Click "View" next to your current membership.
  3. Click the "Add package," button to add additional packages, and select CDS.

The Collection Development Section is a dynamic, supportive, informative, and exciting resource for those interested in collection development for today’s technology-driven, budget- conscious environments.

This section provides a forum for communication and cooperation among health sciences librarians charged with responsibility for selection, retention, and deselection of library materials; promotes the education of health sciences librarians in general and those responsible for collection development in particular in matters relating to the philosophy, design, conduct, and evaluation of collection development programs; and provides a resource group among the MLA membership that will be available to coordinate, propose, support, or study, alone or in conjunction with other related bodies, issues relevant to the development of library collections and practices in health sciences institutions.

Member Benefits

  • CDS forum
  • membership directory
  • newsletter (Developments)
  • collection development tools
  • specialized website

Join CDS for just $10 per year!

Public Resources

The Collection Development Section sponsors the Daniel T. Richards Prize, presented annually to an individual who has authored a work related to collection development in the health sciences.

CDS Leaders

Elizabeth R. Lorbeer, AHIP
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative, List Administrator
Emma Cryer Heet, AHIP
Duke University
Susan E Swogger
A.T. Still University
Immediate Past Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Section Council Rep., Web Editor
Carol Seiler
EBSCO Information Services
Mary Congleton
University of Kentucky
Continuing Education Committee Member
Estelle Hu, AHIP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Continuing Education Committee Member
Karen McElfresh, AHIP
The University of New Mexico
Continuing Education Chair
Claire A. Meissner
Nominating Committee Member
Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius
University of Florida
Continuing Education Committee Member
Rebecca Raszewski, AHIP
University of Illinois at Chicago
Awards Chair
Bredny Rodriguez, AHIP
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Membership Co-chair
Mary Shultz
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Newsletter Co-editor
Lori Snyder
Penn State University
Awards Committee Member
Nicole Theis-Mahon
University of Minnesota
Scholarly Communications/GRC Liaison
Mari Thurgate
Membership Co-chair
Christine Willis
Shepherd Center
Newsletter Co-editor