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Collection Development Section 

Members: 178     Discussions: 146     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

NamePosition
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer
Chair, Section Council Alternate Representative, List Administrator
Susan E Swogger
A.T. Still University
Immediate Past Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Section Council Rep., Web Editor
Carol Seiler
EBSCO Information Services
Treasurer/Secretary
Mary Congleton
University of Kentucky
Continuing Education Committee Member
Estelle Hu
University of Illinois at Chicago
Continuing Education Committee Member
Karen McElfresh
The University of New Mexico
Continuing Education Chair
Claire A. Meissner
Centra
Nominating Committee Member
Mari Monosoff-Richards
Michigan State University
Membership Co-chair
Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius, AHIP
University of Florida
Continuing Education Committee Member
Rebecca Raszewski
University of Illinois at Chicago
Awards Chair
Bredny Rodriguez, AHIP
UCLA
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
Christine Willis
Shepherd Center
Newsletter Co-editor