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Public Services: Collection Development

Collection Development Policy

Collection development involves the selection of materials for the Foley Center Library as well as the maintenance of the collection including weeding, replacements, and assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the collection. At Gonzaga collection development is a cooperative venture of the Foley faculty and teaching faculty with the Collection Development Librarian overseeing policy and overall development of the collection. Faculty work with the appropriate library subject bibliographers on collection needs and priorities.

All members of the Gonzaga community are encouraged to recommend titles for inclusion in the collection. Materials selected should reflect the curriculum and disciplines taught at the university with primary emphasis on our undergraduate students. A copy of the Collection Development Policy which details collection history, acquisition and guidelines is available below to download or from the Collection Development Librarian.

Note on Privacy: If you ask the Foley Library to notify you when a requested item arrives, your name will be associated with the title in our records. Although library policy is not divulge the identity of a title's requestor, should a government agency legally require this information we will be forced to supply it. If you do not wish for this information to be available do not fill in the "Requested By" box on the online form. Of course, in this case we will not know who you are and will not be able to notify you when the item is ready to circulate.

Purchasing of library materials is done by the Acquisitions staff of Materials Management.

All questions regarding collection development issues should go to:

Linda Pierce
Associate Professor
Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian
509 313-3834

Subject Bibliographers

Library faculty are assigned departments to assist in collection development and acquisitions. The following are assignments for the current academic year.

Art - Sydney Chambers

Biology - Kelly Jenks

Business - Linda Pierce

Chemistry - Linda Pierce

Classical Civilizations - Caitlin Bagley

Communications-- Undergrad - Anthony Tardiff

Communication Leadership - John Spencer

Counselor Education - Theresa Kappus 

Curriculum Library - Mary Moloney

Doctoral Studies - John Spencer

Education - Theresa Kappus

Engineering - Linda Pierce

English - Linda Pierce

Environmental Studies - Linda Pierce

ESL Readers - Kelly Jenks

History - Stephanie Plowman

Human Physiology - Theresa Kappus

Integrated Media - Anthony Tardiff

Leadership and Administration - Theresa Kappus

MATESOL - Sydney Chambers

Math - Caitlin Bagley

Military Science - Stephanie Plowman

Modern Languages - Sydney Chambers

Music -Anthony Tardiff

Native American Studies - Stephanie Plowman

Nursing - Theresa Kappus

Organizational Leadership - John Spencer

Philosophy - Linda Pierce

Physical Education - Theresa Kappus

Physics -Kelly Jenks

Political Science - Sydney Chambers

Psychology - Caitlin Bagley

Reference- John Spencer

Religious Studies - Stephanie Plowman

Sociology -John Spencer

Special Collections - Stephanie Plowman

Special Education - Theresa Kappus

Teacher Education - Theresa Kappus

Theatre and Dance - Theresa Kappus

TESOL/ESL - Sydney Chambers

Women's and Gender Studies - Caitlin Bagley


Request a Purchase

Use the forms below to ask Foley Library to purchase an item. Please review the Collection Development Policy for information about submitting a request. Contact Linda Pierce with questions about purchases.

Acquisitions and Collection Dev. Librarian

Linda Pierce
Foley Library - Third Floor

509 313-3834