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Collection Development Section 

Members: 142     Discussions: 563     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

Kristina DeShazo
Oregon Health & Science University
Chair; Section Council Alternate
Christine Willis, AHIP
Shepherd Center
Immediate Past Chair; Section Council Representative
Iris Kovar-Gough, AHIP
Michigan State University
Chair-elect; Program Chair
Karen Gau
Virginia Commonwealth University
Ariel FitzGerald Pomputius
University of Florida
Continuing Education Chair
Mary Shultz
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Newsletter Co-editor
Erin Wentz
MCPHS University
Newsletter Co-editor