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Ordering Procedure for Library Materials
Faculty ordering of Library materials is an important part of collection development. Members of the faculty have a unique insight into the educational needs of our students and can select beneficial resources accordingly.

Each department has a library liaison who will be glad to answer any questions you may have concerning recommendations or the library in general.

When developing a new course or planning a major revision of an existing one, please let your subject liaison know. Together, the faculty member and the liaison can evaluate the library's current holdings to determine if the quantity and age of the materials is adequate for the class. If you realize that holdings in your field are dated or not sufficient to meet your students' research needs, please schedule a meeting with your subject liaison to address the matter. New faculty should let the Director of Library Services know what their main areas of interest are.

There are two methods for ordering materials:

  1. Order Cards
    • To place an order, complete a blank order card including Author, Title, ISBN, Edition (if applicable), number of copies, and Department.
    • Submit cards to the Dean for signature.
    • Return cards to the Director of Library Services.
  2. Choice Cards
    Your department will periodically receive Choice cards to review. To order, sign (and legibly print) your name on the back of the card and submit to the Dean.

Please print your full name legibly with any ordering method.

Ordering procedures for non-print items such as videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and the like are the same as those for books (see above). If an item costs over $100, the requesting faculty member may be asked to order the item on an approval basis.

Recommendations for materials for the Teaching Materials Collection are encouraged from all faculty members responsible for methods courses. Send recommendations to the Assistant Library Director, Angela Duncan.