This caucus 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.
Collection Development Caucus
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The Collection Development Caucus is a dynamic, supportive, informative, and exciting resource for those interested in collection development for today’s technology-driven, budget- conscious environments.
- CDC forum
- membership directory
- newsletter (Developments)
- collection development tools
- specialized website
Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices (2nd Ed.) was created by caucus members to provide librarians with key concepts about health sciences collection development. The chapters provide an overview of the responsibilities and tasks involved in the development and management of health sciences collections; it is recommended that readers refer to the references and further reading sections in each chapter for a more detailed look at each topic.
The caucus is also developing a list of collections-related Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) projects and resources in this Google Doc. If you require a PDF version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.