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Collections: Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Serials

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.

Liaison Librarians

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 - Caitlin Bagley

Biology - Nicole Gustavsen 

Business - Daniel Pringle

Chemistry - Nicole Gustavsen

Classical Civilizations - Caitlin Bagley

Communication Studies - Daniel Pringle

Computer Science & Computational Thinking (CAS) Nicole Gustavsen 

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies - Caitlin Bagley

Economics - Daniel Pringle

Education - Kelly Jenks

Engineering - Nicole Gustavsen

English - Caitlin Bagley

Environmental Studies - Nicole Gustavsen 

History - Anthony Tardiff

Human Physiology - Candise Branum

Integrated Media / Visual Literacy - Anthony Tardiff

International Studies - Anthony Tardiff

Leadership Studies - Daniel Pringle

Mathematics - Nicole Gustavsen

Military Science - Anthony Tardiff

Modern Languages - Caitlin Bagley

Music - Caitlin Bagley

Native American Studies - Kelly Jenks

Nursing - Candise Branum

Organizational Leadership - Daniel Pringle

Philosophy - Caitlin Bagley

Physics - Nicole Gustavsen

Political Science -  Anthony Tardiff

Psychology - Kelly Jenks

Religious Studies - Anthony Tardiff

Sociology - Kelly Jenks

Special Collections & Archives - Stephanie Plowman

Special Education - Kelly Jenks

Theatre and Dance - Caitlin Bagley

Women's and Gender Studies - Caitlin Bagley

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