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
Members: 245 Discussions: 867 Files: 12
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
Download Collection Development Best Practices, developed by members of the caucus, for an extensive overview on developing and managing collections in the health sciences.
The Collection Development Caucus sponsors the Daniel T. Richards Prize, presented annually to an individual who has authored a work related to collection development in the health sciences.