Collection Development Policy Statement
The university libraries support the mission of the University of North Georgia by meeting the instructional and research needs of students, faculty, staff, and the community through the provision of appropriate collections, services, staff and facilities. The selection, management, and evaluation of library books, media, journals and electronic resources is undertaken to support present and future programs. These activities are carried out in collaboration with the faculty and other members of the university community. In an environment of rapidly shifting patterns of information delivery, it is critical that decisions in the selection and management of library materials be based on sound principles that have the support of all stakeholders in the community. Student, staff, and community requests for acquisition of library materials are also welcomed and are reviewed by the same standards as requests from other sources. Librarians at all campus locations serve as collection development selectors to academic departments across UNG campuses, ensuring that the Libraries acquire materials to meet the needs of the university. For a directory of library faculty who serve as selectors to departments and programs, see our Purchase Recommendation page.