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Collection Development Section 

Members: 178     Discussions: 6     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
Chair, Section Council Alternate, List Administrator
Amy Purvis, AHIP
Chair Elect, Program Committee Chair
Susan Swogger
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Immediate Past Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, Section Council Representative
Carol Seiler
EBSCO Information Services
Secretary, Treasurer
Donna Belcinski
Greenwich Hospital
Membership Committee Chair
David P. Brennan
Penn State University
Website Editor, GRC Liaison
Katherine V. Chew
University of Minnesota
Newsletter Editor
Rebecca Raszewski, AHIP
University of Illinois
Awards Chair
Nathan Rupp
Yale University
CE Committee Chair