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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:

Sydney Chambers
Catalgoing Librarian

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 - Shenae Hennaigr Barkas

Business - John Spencer

Chemistry - Shenae Hennaigr Barkas

Classical Civilizations - Caitlin Bagley

Communications-- Undergrad - Anthony Tardiff

Communication Leadership - John Spencer

Counselor Education - Theresa Kappus 

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies - Kelly Jenks

Curriculum Library - Mary Moloney

Digital Humanities David Kingma

Doctoral Studies - John Spencer

Education - Kelly Jenks

Engineering - Sydney Chambers

English - David Kingma

Environmental Studies - Shenae Hennaigr Barkas

ESL Readers - Kelly Jenks

History - Anthony Tardiff

Human Physiology - Theresa Kappus

Institute for Hate Studeis - Kelly Jenks

Integrated Media - Anthony Tardiff

International Studies - Sydney Chambers

Leadership and Administration - Theresa Kappus

MATESOL - John Spencer

Math - Shenae Hennaigr Barkas

Military Science - Anthony Tardiff

Modern Languages - Sydney Chambers

Music - Kelly Jenks

Native American Studies - Sydney Chambers

Nursing - Theresa Kappus

Organizational Leadership - John Spencer

Philosophy - David Kingma

Physical Education - Theresa Kappus

Physics -Shenae Hennaigr Barkas

Political Science - Sydney Chambers

Psychology - Kelly Jenks

Reference- John Spencer

Religious Studies - David Kingma

Sociology - Kelly Jenks

Special Collections - Stephanie Plowman

Special Education - Theresa Kappus

Teacher Education - Theresa Kappus

Theatre and Dance - Theresa Kappus

TESOL/ESL - Kelly Jenks

Women's and Gender Studies - Kelly Jenks


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 Sydney Chambers with questions about purchases.

Acquisitions and Collection Dev. Librarian