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Collection Management is a primary function of a university library.  The department's daily challenges include the purchase of research and curricular support materials, as well as the analysis of the library's existing collection for content, curricular changes, and the review of specific subject collection areas to enhance the relevance of the collection.


A large segment of the selection process for adding monographs and non-print material in Kent Library rests with the academic department faculty, working through a departmental library liaison system.  Specific collections within Kent Library such as the Instructional Materials Collections, the Reference Collection, the Government Document Collection, and Special Collections and Archives are largely managed by librarians involved in each unit.  Collection Management encourages and evaluates selection suggestions from students and community members, using the on-line Student Acquisition Request Form. 

suggestions/contact updated 9/13/2012