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:
Librarians are available to work with students and faculty on all aspects of library research as well as providing assistance with library resources and services. Faculty who want to request specific library purchases should contact the librarian/liaison for their department. Students who need help with a specific research topic should contact the librarian listed for the academic discipline.
Art - Stephanie Plowman
Biology - Nicole Gustavsen
Business - John Spencer
Chemistry - Nicole Gustavsen
Classical Civilizations - Caitlin Bagley
Communication Studies - Anthony Tardiff
Communication & Leadership Studies - John Spencer
Critical Race & Ethnic Studies -
Digital Humanities - David Kingma
Engineering - Nicole Gustavsen
English - David Kingma
Environmental Studies - Nicole Gustavsen
Hate Studies -
History - Anthony Tardiff
Honors - John Spencer
Human Physiology - Kelly Jenks
Integrated Media - Anthony Tardiff
International Studies -
Leadership Studies - John Spencer
Military Science - Anthony Tardiff
Modern Languages - David Kingma
Music - Stephanie Plowman
Native American Studies - Kelly Jenks
Nursing - Kelly Jenks
Organizational Leadership - John Spencer
Philosophy - David Kingma
Political Science -
Psychology - Caitlin Bagley
Religious Studies - Stephanie Plowman
Sociology - Kelly Jenks
Special Collections & Archives - Stephanie Plowman
Special Education - Kelly Jenks
Theatre and Dance - Stephanie Plowman
Women's and Gender Studies - Caitlin Bagley