Collection Development Plan James Addison Jones Library Greensboro College 17 February 2005

I. Introduction A. Purpose of the Collection Development Plan The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for developing, maintaining, and planning the collections of the James Addison Jones Library, Greensboro College. The plan addresses missions and goals of the Library and the College, faculty and staff responsibilities, collection development, acquisitions, gifts and donations, and remote access via electronic resources. B. The Greensboro College Community Greensboro College, a four year, independent coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, was founded in 1838. The College enrolls nearly 1,300 from approximately 27 states and 16 nations.. The average class size is 16 and the student faculty ratio is 14 to one. The first graduate program was added in 2002. Greensboro College is located in an historical area of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Other colleges in Greensboro are Guilford College, Bennett College, North Carolina A & T, and Guilford County Technical College. There are 64 full-time faculty members. All of the College's tenured and tenure-track faculty members have earned the highest degree in their field. No graduate assistants teach classes at Greensboro College. Disciplinary majors are accounting, art, athletic training, biology, birth through kindergarten education, business administration and economics, chemistry, criminal justice, elementary education, English and communication studies, English, exercise and sport studies, French, history, history and political science, mathematics education, mathematics, middle grades education, music education, music, physical education, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, Spanish, special education, and theatre. North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction licensure is offered in elementary education (K-6), middle grades education (6-9), special education (K-12) (specific learning disabilities, mentally handicapped, behaviorally emotionally handicapped), physical education (K-12), art (K-12), music (K-12), Spanish (K-12), and theatre (K-12). Students seeking secondary licensure (9-12) must select one or more academic majors from the following: English, mathematics, biology and social studies. The birth through kindergarten and pre-kindergarten add-on programs have temporary approval for offering teacher licensure. Allied Health Programs (medical technology, radiologic technology), Ethics Across the Curriculum Program, First Year Seminar, George Center for Honors Studies, International Studies Program, Women's Studies, Writing Program, and

consortial arrangements. Greensboro College added a Master’s of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL) in 2002, and a Master’s of Education in 2004. C. Mission and Goals of Greensboro College Greensboro College, an independent, coeducational college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is an academic and social community that unites the liberal arts and Judeo-Christian values in an atmosphere of diversity and mutual respect. True to the United Methodist Church's historic ideal of nonsectarian education, Greensboro College's central purpose is the intellectual development of its students within the dual traditions of the liberal arts and the Judeo-Christian faith. Through a disciplined pursuit of truth, its students acquire knowledge and develop a critical awareness that allows them to live humanely, responsibly and productively in a free society. Such lives are characterized by clarity of thought and expression, a sense of history, an understanding of literature and language, knowledge of mathematics and science, an appreciation of the arts, an awareness of political and social realities, a familiarity with the biblical tradition and a respect for physical soundness. Through its student development services and other cocurricular offerings, Greensboro College encourages the personal and spiritual development of its students. A range of religious cultural, service, social and athletic programs allows students to participate meaningfully in a rich campus and community life and encourages students to develop a system of values consistent with the mission of the College. Through its professional, preprofessional and career-oriented programs, both undergraduate and graduate, Greensboro College encourages, as well, the professional development of its students. Indeed, the College believes the liberal arts curriculum to be the most appropriate context for such programs. A liberal education provides basic intellectual and communicative capabilities that enable a person to develop and to adapt throughout a productive lifetime. In order to realize its institutional mission, Greensboro College will: 1. Admit applicants who demonstrate promise of success, without regard for the applicant's race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. 2. Provide a balanced course of study, through its requirements for general education, involving a range of disciplines basic to liberal education and providing the knowledge and analytical skills requisite for a life of intellectual and professional growth. 3. Provide a focused course of study, through its requirements for academic majors, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in one or more particular areas of study, including professional, preprofessional and career-oriented programs. 4. Provide an alternatively scheduled course of study, through its Adult Education

Mission Statement The James Addison Jones Library serves the academic and social community that is Greensboro College. scores. James Addison Jones Library The James Addison Jones Library provides a quality environment for reading. Jones Library subscribes to the mission of the College. . Provide for open and effective management of the College. 5. listening and viewing of materials that support the curriculum of the College. small group and individualized instruction. including the development. Proquest and Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.500 full-text electronic periodical and newspaper titles. with opportunities to develop social awareness and a sense of responsibility to community. coordination and allocation of its various resources. as well as course for which Continuing Education Units are awarded.Program. interlibrary loan. 11.000 volumes including sound recordings. Provide distinctive graduate programs in selected areas which build upon the strengths of the undergraduate program and which are responsive to community needs. As a component of Greensboro College. The dual tradition of liberal arts and the Judeo-Christian faith or reflected in the collection. The library is open more than 88 hours a week. video recordings and computer software. and staff are available to help with reference services. 9. The collection also includes hundreds of periodicals and access to over 5. 6. 8. and access to online search services such as NCLIVE. appropriate for the self-motivated adult. 7. Provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation for physical fitness that will contribute to lifelong wellness. services. Computer workstations are available on all three floors of the library. and environment of the Jones Library. D. The library offers up-to-date technology in a web-based catalog. and other information needs. Provide student development services and cocurricular activities in support of the students' personal and spiritual growth. Provide an environment that supports both residential and commuting students in their academic progress. locating and obtaining books and journal articles from other libraries. Recruit. 10. develop and maintain an exemplary faculty and staff. including library and computer resources. Research and study are supported by a collection of more than 110. library-to-library facsimile transmission. CD-ROM applications. automated circulation. access to the Internet. including non-credit courses. adequate for the academic program. Provide facilities and other instructional support services.

5. The Jones Library strives toward excellence in faculty. and scholarship. and lifelong learning) are supported through the collections. and social programs of the College. research. Materials are acquired and events held which offer students the means to pursue personal and spiritual development and Jones Library staff are active in College community events and offering. religion. and instructional activities of the Jones Library. or disability. faculty. 3. present a spectrum of political and social issues. and provision of other resources and programs. sex. Students are encouraged to develop research and work sills in an environment consistent with the culture avowed by the College. and scholarship. Provide assistance and service to all students. Provide services that expand the availability of materials to students. Offer materials and programs that are developed cooperatively with faculty and serve to instruct and assist students in efficient and effective use of library resources. and staff without regard to race. and demonstrate the grounding of the College in biblical tradition. pre-professional. All of the programs offered by the College (professional. academic majors. the Jones Library provides collections and resources. which aid in the acquisition of knowledge and offers instruction and assistance to students to help in the development of critical awareness. color. services. and staff beyond the library thorough interlibrary borrowing. Provide a collection and resources that reflect the curriculum of Greensboro College. The print and non-print materials reflect a sense of history while incorporating the latest technology. personal. staff. research. age. The Jones Library provides an environment that is participative in the cultural. . and resources to aid in the intellectual. and spiritual growth of the students at Greensboro College. Goals 1. including the core requirements. service. provision of 2. Materials are acquired and services are offered which support faculty teaching. represent a range of languages and literatures across traditional liberal arts disciplines. and the program of lifelong learning. national origin. Library staff work closely with faculty to develop methods and materials to assist students in effective use of resource materials. careeroriented. Provide a collection and resources that support faculty teaching. 4. faculty.Toward support of disciplined pursuit of truth. In recognition that the faculty provides the most direct educational guidance of the students of Greensboro College the Jones Library seeks faculty participation in collection development. design of bibliographic instruction.

number of students enrolled in courses. Provide an environment that supports both residential and commuting students in their academic progress. The Director of Library Services approves faculty orders and orders from the Reference Collection. and curricular needs. develop. place orders so that the funds will be expended. II. The Director of Library Services allocates funds from the Library's acquisitions budget to specific departments and subject areas based on factors such as courses offered. The Reference Librarian initiates orders for the Reference Collection and. Provide for open and effective management of the Library. Provide an environment for student staff that supports the students’ personal and professional growth. based on their understanding of student. to other libraries and information resources. with the Director. B. and allocation of its various resources. The Director of Library Services also allocates funds for general reference and general collection development. Librarians a. Recruit. faculty. 8. Overview of the Library Collection The James Addison Jones Library collection supports the mission of Greensboro College and reflects the dual traditions of liberal arts and the Judeo-Christian faith. and the program of lifelong learning. Roles and Responsibilities 1. . 10. The collections and resources of the Library support and enhance the curriculum of Greensboro College. assessment of the current collection and its use. as appropriate. and referral. the librarians use collection development tools and reviews and. the Director initiates orders for materials to be purchased on the general collection development fund. academic majors. and prices of materials. Along with the Reference Librarian. b. coordination.computer-based resources. Provide an adequate facility and instructional support for library services. number of faculty. Collection Development Organization and Responsibilities A. 7. 6. faculty assessment of need. 9. including the core requirements. and maintain and exemplary staff. for the general collection development fund If faculty members in a particular department have not spent their Library allocation by a predetermined deadline (usually in March or April). including the development.

3. general . and researches orders from faculty and staff. Faculty Members Faculty members select materials to be ordered from their departmental budgets and forward them to the Acquisitions Coordinator or their Department Head. 5. periodicals assessment. and monographs. Budget and Allocations The Acquisitions budget includes serials. Provides the Director and faculty members with information about the status of accounts and new books received. accepts. The Library Director makes the Acquisitions budget request in late December for the following fiscal year. Students and staff members Students and staff members are encouraged to suggest Library purchases. b. Maintains purchase orders. The Library Director may choose to purchase materials students suggest from the general fund or forward the suggestions to faculty members in the appropriate department. collection assessment. 6. Faculty also participate in weeding. Places orders for Library materials using the PALS online system c. standing orders. Solicits. Items recommended by students and alumni will be so identified and submitted to the faculty for consideration. facilitates.Library staff members provide faculty with collection analysis and current publication information to aid in material selection. electronic resources. All Library staff members participate in the collection development process by bringing gaps in the collection or materials that should be acquired or weeded to the attention of Director the and Reference Librarian. and the evaluation and selection of electronic resources. Once the serials renewal costs have been received and decided upon. C. Acquisitions Coordinator a. and maintains fund accounts. Department Heads Departments heads receive the annual collection development allocations from the Director of Library Services. They service as collection development liaisons for their departments. Library staff search course syllabi and reading to determine availability of materials for use in courses and lost and missing items will be identified for consideration of replacement. d. 4. Other Library Staff Members All Library staff members provide reference service and are in a position to become aware of student and faculty needs. binding and preservation. 2. coordinating book orders and other collection activities with members of their departments. the Director allocates funds for reference. Acknowledges gifts e. depending on departmental procedures.

Preservation The Library preservation budget includes funds for replacing lost and damaged books. Evaluation mechanisms may include comparing Jones Library’s collection against standard lists such as those in Books for College Libraries. 3. Decisions for withdrawal of actual items will be made by library staff in conjunction with the Teacher Education Committee and appropriate faculty members. Multiple copies of titles purchased for courses no longer offered Superseded editions not held for academic or historic reasons Titles not circulated for many years Material damaged beyond repair Items missing for more than one year Curriculum Materials Center textbooks more than ten years old. a service available for faculty. for binding periodicals and paperback books. Jones Library also shares direct borrowing with University of North Carolina-Greensboro and North Carolina A & T. Weeding Withdrawal of materials is consistent with the goals as listed. who can choose to fill gaps with their departmental funds.collection developmental. NC-PALS has a shared automated library catalog that provides user-initiated borrowing through a request function and on-site. and bibliographies published for specific disciplines. or brought to the attention of faculty members. D. Collection Development Procedures and Guidelines A. Resource Sharing Jones Library is a member of the North Carolina Piedmont Automated Library System (NC-PALS) Consortium. Gaps are either filled through the Library’s General Fund. 7. . Evaluation of Collection and Identification of Weaknesses Jones Library staff will work collaboratively with faculty. Materials removed from the Reference Collection may be withdrawn or transferred to the circulating collection. Bennett College. 5. and Elon University. The Director allocates the funds during Fall Semester. Jones Library borrows through Interlibrary Loan items not available from these institutions. E. and for purchasing materials for in-house preservation. and students to evaluate the Library’s collection. Guilford College. after the journal renewal statement has been received and renewals decided. staff. 2. direct borrowing. III. and departmental purchases. lists of prize-winning books for adults and children. outstanding book lists. 6. Obvious candidates for withdrawal are 1. 4. which also includes Salem College. F. and students. staff.

Materials reflect an effort to represent the historic as well as the current. Selection 1. Language Materials selected are those with high standards of quality in content and format.g. the Library will purchase or add as a gift an additional copy of a book that is in great demand on a permanent basis. Quality of text and illustrations 4. . and should support the stated goals of the Library and the College. and grounding in biblical tradition.B. editor) 5. Relevance to the curriculum or interest of Greensboro College community 2. Occasionally. and scholarship. Materials to be housed in academic departments. publisher. Compatibility of format (especially for computer software) 10. or publishers’ catalogs and considering the following criteria: 1. Content 3. See Appendix B for a working list of departmental funds. including books and audiovisual material. General Guidelines The collections and resources of Jones Library support and enhance the curriculum of Greensboro College. Departmental Funds Academic departments submit book orders to the Acquisitions Coordinator. Departmental Library funds are to be used only for materials that will be housed in the Library and will be accessible to all members of the Greensboro College community. Authority (e. bibliographies. Contribution of the item to the existing collection 7. Price 6. Timeliness 8. including the core requirements. 9. The Library specifically does not purchase multiple copies of reserve materials unless the need for multiple copies is expected to continue past a single semester. Availability for consortial or interlibrary loan borrowing. The Director of Library Services and the Vice President for Academic Affairs approve all orders. Multiple copies The Library generally does not order multiple copies of books or journals. recommended lists. and support the personal growth and development and recreational needs of students. research. of author. As far as possible. a range of languages and literatures. 2. must be purchased with departmental funds. reflect the history and traditions of Greensboro College. and the program of lifelong learning. in accordance with circulation policies. 3. 4. a spectrum of political and social views. academic majors. the collections and resources of the library support faculty teaching. Reference and General Funds Librarians select materials for the Reference and General funds after consulting reviews.

literary work. federal. and damaged items and consider replacement. collectors’ items. or other materials in need of protection or special handling. although they will sometimes use the general funds to purchase items suggested by a faculty member. especially if the item is outside the faculty member’s area of expertise. but does acquire atlases as part of its Reference Collection. Jones Library does receive a copy of each K-12 state adopted textbook used by Guilford County Schools. Because our collection is to be actively used by the Greensboro College community. 6. 7. 13. Retrospective Collection Development The Library’s General fund is used to purchase materials that fill gaps in the collection. Textbooks The Library does not usually purchase textbooks for the general collection or to place on reserve. binds paperbacks for us before shipment. Jones Library’s collections are housed in the Curriculum Materials Center. examination of bibliographies. The Library generally does not duplicate in print those books available . 10. 14. 9. the Library does not usually purchase rare books. missing. Electronic Resources The Library makes electronic books available through NetLibrary (via NC LIVE and direct purchase). syllabi. We decide on an individual basis whether to bind paperbacks from other sources. publishers of state adopted textbooks must deposit one copy of each adopted textbook with each institution that offers a teacher education program. EmeryPratt. local. and other resources. unless the book is a reference source. reviews. Because of their agreement with the State of North Carolina. Replacement copies Library staff identify lost. survey. and classified with Library of Congress call numbers according to guidelines for the general or Reference collections. cataloged. 12. Government Documents State. articles. The Library will add specialized atlases to the general circulating collection if requested by departments. Our vendor. or other publication that will be of lasting valuable to the collection. Gaps come to our attention through interactions at the Reference Desk. The Reference Librarian and Library Director generally initiate these purchases. Out of print materials The Library purchases out-of-print books from a variety of dealers against both General and departmental funds. and international publications are acquired.5. Paperback/hardcover Jones Library purchases hardcover books when they are available. as appropriate. Maps Jones Library does not have a separate Maps collection. “best books” lists.

Faculty are occasionally asked to review their department’s standing orders to determine whether they should be continued. These databases are now accessible offcampus via the Greensboro College Proxy Server. 19. 16. video (VHS and DVD). computer software. Suggestions for purchase Faculty. but does not actively collect this format. Standing orders Reference and Departmental standing orders are provided for in the Library’s acquisitions budget. CMC periodicals are housed on the lower level of the library and support the Education Curriculum at Greensboro College. administrative staff. When electronic periodicals are acquired through aggregators. General periodicals include journals. (Access requires a valid College email address and password.) a. students. 17. the Library will cancel print versions only after consultation with the appropriate faculty members. 18. and newspapers on a wide range of subjects supporting the college’s curriculum and are located on the main floor of the Library.through NetLibrary. Thousands of periodicals are available in full text through NC-LIVE and other electronic databases available to the Greensboro College community. provided the materials are housed in the Library for the use of the Greensboro College Community. Periodicals Periodicals in the Library fall into two broad categories: general and Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) periodicals. and alumni may recommend items for purchase. The Serials Coordinators prepares . and educational realia for the Curriculum Materials Center. They are accessible off-campus to those Library users who have registered for a free account while using a workstation with a campus IP address 15. The Library will make access to electronic journals as seamless as possible for faculty and students. Faculty may purchase nonprint items with their departmental allocations. NetLibrary books are available through the library catalog and the Library makes information on how to gain access to them available to faculty. b. Binding Print journals that are kept indefinitely are commercially bound to ensure preservation and continuing ease of use. determined through consultation with faculty in appropriate disciplines. staff. Other Nonprint Nonprint collections include music LPs and CDs. and students. Microform Library has a collection of newspapers and journals on microfilm. Format Periodicals may be acquired in print or electronic format or both. magazines.

IV. who places orders and monitors accounts. Librarians may initiate orders for materials recommended by staff. c. The Director of Library Services approves all orders. Proquest.T. Renewal The Library receives a renewal notification for our serial vendor (currently W. Cox) in mid-Fall semester. e. usually the end of March. d. using reviews and other collection development aids . statistical . students. The Library Director returns the renewal contract before the end of fall semester to ensure continuation of subscriptions. Periodicals. Lexis-Nexis or PsycArticles. These circulating items are located on the four floors of the stacks and are accessible from the main floor and the lower level of the library. indexes. C. The Director of Library Resources establishes a deadline by which all departmental orders should be received. or alumni. Reference The Reference Collection is located in the Reference Room on the main floor of the library and houses thousands of print resources such as encyclopedias. Generally. Acquisitions Process Faculty members and librarians initiate orders.000 circulating items. the Director of Library Services and the Reference Librarian spend the remaining funds for materials in the appropriate subject areas. General Collection The library has a general collection of almost 110. The general collection includes all fields of study and is easily accessible using location guides posted throughout the library. Subscriptions are discontinued only with the approval of the faculty in the relevant disciplines.periodicals for binding and is in charge of sending shipments to the bindery and . New Journal Subscriptions New journal subscriptions must be approved by the Director of Library Services. Faculty members send orders directly to the Acquisitions Coordinator. Collections A. but length of retention and embargoes will be taken into consideration. Survey of Periodical Subscriptions The Library occasionally conducts a survey of periodical subscriptions to determine which can be cancelled or replaced by other subscriptions. After the deadline has passed. the Library does not place new subscriptions for journals that are available electronically through databases such as NC-LIVE. B.checking the accuracy of binding upon return of the periodicals.

Reference materials do not circulate. The Library will place an instructor’s personal copy of an item on reserve. . The Music.sources. for answering reference questions. Reserve items are usually purchased with departmental funds. and only purchase multiple copies if the need for multiple copies is expected to extend beyond one semester. with the understanding that the Library will not be responsible for loss or damage. C. although gifts of vinyl or tape recordings may be added upon departmental request. but may also be suggested by the Director of Library Services. rather than cover-to-cover reading. Reserve materials can include sample tests. and other departments as appropriate select items for the Music Library. Reserve Professors place supplemental readings and other materials for their courses on Reserve so that all students in the class will have access to them. The Library also subscribes to electronic references sources that are available both on and off campus. Music Library The Music Library Collection. on the main floor of the library. study guides. provides access to thousands of circulating musical scores. and for identifying resources for further reading. Because instructors consider student access to reserve materials important. law research materials. he or she should consider requiring students to purchase the item at the Bookstore. biographical information. photocopied articles. Theatre. books. these materials are held where all students will have a chance to examine them for limited periods of time and generally cannot be taken from the library. The Library will purchase materials for Reserve upon faculty request. copies of a book may be added to both the Reference collection and the circulating collection. periodicals. In rare cases. Materials needed for consultation. The Library does not purchase textbooks for Reserve. videos. but compact discs and phonographs may also be checked out. critical reviews. Reserve items are available at the Circulation Desk. Most reference materials are selected by the Reference Librarian. There is no separate Reserve fund. If a faculty member anticipates a need for many copies of an item. Media stations are available for in-house listening. The preferred format for sound recordings is compact disc or DVD. and subject specific dictionaries and encyclopedias. and many other items. For more information about this collection visit the Reference Desk in the main lobby. faculty members. D. The Library does not place on Reserve items acquired through Interlibrary Loan or checked out from another Library. and phonograph recordings. compact discs. located at one end of the Periodical Room on the main floor of the Library. computer software. for identifying specific pieces of information. The Library follows Greensboro College’s Fair Use guidelines in determining what materials can be placed on Reserve. or students. solutions manuals. other Library staff members.

activity books. periodical and video resources in the area of higher education. videos. Faculty Publications Faculty publications are located in the main lobby and contain a good cross section of books. Special Collections a. Curriculum Materials Center The CMC. H. juvenile books. Circulating videos may be checked out for seven days with an additional renewal being possible. kits. Jones Library welcomes faculty and staff publications as gifts. includes book. located within the Curriculum Materials Center on the lower level of the library. The Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection is located on the top floor of the Library. Teaching and Learning Resources (TLR) The TLR. Materials include professional literature. and North Carolina state-adopted textbooks. Video Collection The video collection includes both VHS and DVD formats and is located in the Periodicals area on the main floor of the library. Additions to the LevyLoewenstein Collection are selected by History faculty. Any video can be viewed at the library by any person. G. and will . This Foundation provides "fastbacks" (concise. studies and other material published by teaching personnel. It contains hundreds of feature. b. F. articles. located in the lower level of the library. informative booklets) along with books on a wide range of educational topics. Furnishings for the CMC are paid for the Library’s equipment budget. programs CMC funds do not cover materials to be housed outside the Library or consumable items like worksheets or copies of tests. houses more than 5000 resources for teacher education faculty and students. The Education Department selects items for the Curriculum Materials Center. curriculum guides. Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection The Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection was established by Richard and Jane Levy to provide Greensboro College students with a complete and up-to-date collection of publications on Holocaust history. Ed. Funds from the Graduate School support purchase of materials supporting the TESOL and M. in consultation with the Education Department and other faculty and staff. as appropriate. A separate CMC fund is established for this purpose. and documentary films. instructional.E. The focus of this collection is to provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to peruse current trends and thought in research related to higher education. Reavis Reading Area The Reavis reading area. I. located in the library's top floor front hallway. includes publications published by the Phi Delta Kappan Education Foundation.

c. V. literary magazines. exhibiting. The Director of Library Services sends the allocation information to Department Chairs along with the deadline for submitting orders so that funds See Appendix B for Allocation Formula. This collection includes many books published in the nineteenth century and earlier. etc. records of individuals or administrative bodies. a variety of photographs. Euterpe Club scrapbooks. faculty. and interpreting archival materials and physical artifacts pertinent to the history of the College. J. The Brock Historical Museum seeks to foster a sense of identity.). d.also purchase books written by faculty and staff members. Faculty and staff books and copies of articles. It also contains autographed copies of books published by Greensboro College faculty members and by authors who have spoken at the College. preserving. are directly associated with students. Allocations In Fall Semester. staff or administrative bodies. Electronic Resources Jones Library librarians select electronic resources to make available to the Greensboro College Community through the “online resources” section of the Library website. or that supplement the documentation and study of the United Methodist Church as it relates to the College. Within the museum's holdings are college publications (annual catalogs. life at the College. and materials relating to the United Methodist Church. are shelved in the Library’s lobby. . yearbooks. the alumni doll collection. after the Library has finalized periodical renewals. who reports to the Director of Library Services.. located in Main Building. It is under the management of the Museum Director. alumni. Communication Mechanisms A. artwork. student newspapers. the Director of Library Services determines departmental allocations. and the College's relation to and influence on both the surrounding communities and society in general. community. Librarians select sites that meet high standards for websites and correspond to the needs of the Greensboro College curriculum and community. and pride in the College's rich history by collecting. Brock Museum The Brock Historical Museum. when available. personal effects. houses College archives and collections. These books are available for use only within the library. Rare Books Special Collections rare books are located in the top level of the library within the technical staff offices. The museum's collections consist of a variety of archival materials and artifacts that relate to historical events at Greensboro College.

Like other gift books. Gifts that are cataloged and added to the collection will be classified and shelved according to their call numbers. Memorial books include a bookplate commemorating the individual in whose name the book was donated. but places them on our shelves according to their classification. Library staff may choose to dispose of the books or other materials as they see fit. Donations A. approve. or control . C. departmental faculty must fill out a form indicating whether the changes will D. The Library does not keep gift books together in one place. D. the Faculty Affairs Committee serves as the library committee as needed. VI. Memorial Books Memorial books are donated to the Library or purchased with funds given to the Library to commemorate an individual or individuals. but some student select books on other subjects. both of which review proposed curriculum changes. sold to used bookstores. The Library staff do not organize. Faculty Affairs Committee In the absence of a formal faculty library committee. New Book Lists The Acquisitions Coordinator sends lists of books acquired with departmental funds to departmental chairs at least once per semester. Student Staff Books Student staff members who are working at the Library at the time of their graduation are honored having a book added to the Library’s collection in their honor. The student is encouraged to select a book in his or her major or minor. C.B. Book Exchange The Library maintains a book exchange where Library users may leave unwanted books and pick up books others have left. When proposing curriculum changes. memorial books are shelved according to their classification rather than kept in one place.. New book lists are posted on the Library’s website (in process). B. These books include a bookplate indicating that the book was added to the Library’s collection in honor of the student. offered to Library users on the “Book Exchange” shelves. or discarded. Library staff suggest and approve appropriate titles. Gifts Gifts may be accepted which are consistent with the collection development goals. Academic Curriculum Changes The Director of Library Services is a member ex officio on the Curriculum and Instruction Committee and on the Graduate Council. Materials not consistent with the Library’s collection development goals may be offered to other libraries. Once a gift of a collection of books has been received.

5. a range of languages and literatures. reflect the history and traditions of . Appendices A. 3. a spectrum of political and social views. Allocation Formula D. 7.edu) The James Addison Jones Library collection development policy supports the mission of Greensboro College and reflects the dual traditions of liberal arts and the Judeo-Christian faith.the book exchange in any way.gborocollege. academic majors. As possible. Decisions for withdrawal of actual items will be made by library staff in conjunction with the Teacher Education Committee and appropriate faculty members. and grounding in biblical tradition. Greensboro College) B . and scholarship. Collection Development Policy (James Addison Jones Library. Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association) E. including the core requirements. the collections and resources of the library support faculty teaching. and the program of lifelong learning. Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries) H. Library staff may place gift books in the book exchange as an alternative to adding them to the collection. Procedures for Dealing with Challenged Materials Appendix A: Collection Development Policy Adopted 3 March 1994 Published in the Pride Guide and available on the Jones Library’s website (library. 6. Weeding Withdrawal of materials will be consistent with the goals as listed. 4. Materials reflect an effort to represent the historic as well as the current. VII. The Freedom to View Statement (American Library Association) G. 2. Obvious candidates for withdrawal are: 1. The collections and resources of the Jones Library support and enhance the curriculum of Greensboro College. research. The Freedom to Read Statement (American Library Association and Association of American Publishers) F.Departmental Funds C. VIII. Multiple copies of titles purchased for courses no longer offered Superseded editions not held for academic or historic reasons Books not circulated for many years Material damaged beyond repair Items missing for more than one year Curriculum Materials Center textbooks that are over ten years old.

faculty assessment of need. which directly support the curriculum of the college as reflected in the college catalog. and prices of materials. The stated goals reflect the order of established priorities for collection development. . Course syllabi and reading lists will be searched by library staff to determine availability of materials for use in courses and lost and missing items will be identified for consideration of replacement. To acquire. To acquire. 6. house. Goals 1. 4. The Director of Library Services allocates funds from the Library's acquisitions budget to specific divisions and subject areas based on factors such as courses offered. Gifts may be accepted which are consistent with the collection development goals. and provide access to an adequate and appropriate general reference collection. and students. To acquire. 3. and scholarship. 3. The Director of Library Services also allocates funds for general reference and general collection development. The librarians and faculty work together to develop the collection through determination of collection policy and in the selection of materials for inclusion. and provide access to materials to support faculty teaching. and provide items to support recreation and personal growth and development. research. and provide access to materials. Obvious candidates for withdrawal are • multiple copies of titles purchased for courses no longer offered • superseded editions not held for academic or historic reasons • titles not circulated for many years • material damaged beyond repair • items missing for more than one year • Curriculum Materials Center textbooks that are over ten years old. 4. Guidelines 1. and provide access to materials that reflect or relate to the history and traditions of Greensboro College. 5. All materials purchased with funds from the Library's acquisitions budget are housed in the Library and accessible to all Greensboro College faculty. house. and provide access to a basic collection that supports the traditional liberal arts disciplines and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Withdrawal of materials will be consistent with the goals as listed. house. assessment of the current collection and its use. 2. house. number of faculty. and support the personal growth and development and recreational needs of students. number of students enrolled in courses. staff. Items recommended by students and alumni will be so identified and submitted to the faculty for consideration. Library staff will provide faculty with collection analysis and current publication information to aid in material selection. house.Greensboro College. To acquire. 2. To acquire. house. To acquire.

Appendix B: Departmental Funds Accounting Art Athletic Training Biology Business/BBA Chemistry Child and Family Studies Curriculum Materials Center Computer Science Criminal Justice Dance Education English Ethics First Year Seminar Foreign Language (German) French History Insternational Studies Kinesiology Mathematics .Decisions for withdrawal of actual items will be made by library staff in conjunction with the Teacher Education Committee and appropriate faculty members.

Funds for the following needs will be encumbered against the materials budget before departmental allocations can be calculated: Reference materials: based on previous year’s expenditures ($15.500) Electronic resources ($15. including standing orders ($2000.000) Serial subscriptions: based on vendor invoice.Music Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Religioin and Philosophy Sociology Spanish Theatre Women’s Studies Appendix C: Allocation Formula Note: The figures given are from FY 2002-2003. number of courses offered. They are included as examples. average cost of books.000) General and interdisciplinary collection development. assuming $3.500) . to be allocated at the discretion of the Library Director in consultation with the Dean of Faculty and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Library Director. ($5. and circulation statistics.000 cancellations ($30. will determine departmental library allocations in the Fall Semester. in consultation with the Dean of Faculty and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.000) Departmental allocations follow a formula based upon enrollment. after receiving Library budget allocations and the annual serial invoice from our vendor. Actual figures will vary according to each year’s acquisitions budget.000) Binding and preservation ($3.00) Funds for special allocations for new programs or other unusual needs. N=total funds available ($23.

. background. II. background. interlibrary loan activity. or views. N x D + any special allocations = total departmental allocation Appendix D: Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association) The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Source: Choice annual study of the academic book trade. age. reserve). Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis. and faculty expectations. regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. I. IV. and that the following basic policies should guide their services. and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. C%=percentage of all total of all average costs. information. The enrollment figure will consist of the enrollment for each course taught during the previous academic year multiplied by the number of credit hours for the course. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval. D=Departmental percentage of allocation Formula: E% + C% + U% _____________ = D (departmental percentage of allocation) 3 . A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin. III. or views of those contributing to their creation. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin. external.Enrollment (E%): Registrar’s records will provide enrollment figures. VI. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment. V. E%=departmental total divided by college total Cost (C%): The average cost of book for the discipline. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas. Material Use (U%): Use of materials as calculated from circulation statistics (internal.

And yet suppression is never more dangerous than in such a time of social tension. The shadow of fear cast by these pressures leads. and to make their own decisions about what they read and believe. to an even larger voluntary curtailment of expression by those who seek to avoid controversy or unwelcome scrutiny by government officials. We trust Americans to recognize propaganda and misinformation. The freedom to read and write is almost the only means for making generally available ideas or manners of expression that can initially command only a small audience. Such pressure toward conformity is perhaps natural to a time of accelerated change. by exercising critical judgment. we suspect. These efforts at suppression are related to a larger pattern of pressures being brought against education. as well as to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals. the press. diminishes the toughness and resilience of our society and leaves it the less able to deal with controversy and difference. These actions apparently rise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid. We believe they still favor free enterprise in ideas and expression. and to purge libraries. and to the accumulation of knowledge and ideas into organized collections. to label "controversial" views. will select the good and reject the bad. Private groups and public authorities in various parts of the country are working to remove or limit access to reading materials.Appendix E: The Freedom to Read Statement (American Library Association Council and the Association of American Publishers Freedom to Read Committee) The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. We do not believe they are prepared to sacrifice their heritage of a free press in order to be "protected" against what others think may be bad for them. and the Internet. Most attempts at suppression rest on a denial of the fundamental premise of democracy: that the ordinary individual. Now as always in our history. We. to censor content in schools. reading is among our greatest freedoms. that censorship and suppression are needed to counter threats to safety or national security. It is essential to the extended discussion that serious thought requires. broadcast media. to distribute lists of "objectionable" books or authors. as individuals devoted to reading and as librarians and publishers responsible for disseminating ideas. . The written word is the natural medium for the new idea and the untried voice from which come the original contributions to social growth. Every silencing of a heresy. every enforcement of an orthodoxy. art and images. Freedom has given the United States the elasticity to endure strain. It is continuously under attack. and enables change to come by choice. wish to assert the public interest in the preservation of the freedom to read. Freedom keeps open the path of novel and creative solutions. The problem is not only one of actual censorship. films.

only through the constant activity of weighing and selecting can the democratic mind attain the strength demanded by times like these. The power of a democratic system to adapt to change is vastly strengthened by the freedom of its citizens to choose widely from among conflicting opinions offered freely to them. It is wrong that what one can read should be confined to what another thinks proper.We believe that free communication is essential to the preservation of a free society and a creative culture. Those with faith in free people will stand firm on these constitutional guarantees of essential rights and will exercise the responsibilities that accompany these rights. in order to preserve its own freedom to read. We believe that these pressures toward conformity present the danger of limiting the range and variety of inquiry and expression on which our democracy and our culture depend. or aesthetic views as a standard for determining what should be published or circulated. and booksellers do not need to endorse every idea or presentation they make available. It is in the public interest for publishers and librarians to make available the widest diversity of views and expressions. and what is new is different. . It would conflict with the public interest for them to establish their own political. The bearer of every new thought is a rebel until that idea is refined and tested. moral. The freedom to read is guaranteed by the Constitution. We therefore affirm these propositions: 1. To stifle every nonconformist idea at birth would mark the end of the democratic process. Publishers and librarians serve the educational process by helping to make available knowledge and ideas required for the growth of the mind and the increase of learning. It is contrary to the public interest for publishers or librarians to bar access to writings on the basis of the personal history or political affiliations of the author. 3. We need to know not only what we believe but why we believe it. or considered dangerous by the majority. Creative thought is by definition new. librarians. including those that are unorthodox. Furthermore. Totalitarian systems attempt to maintain themselves in power by the ruthless suppression of any concept that challenges the established orthodoxy. Publishers. They do not foster education by imposing as mentors the patterns of their own thought. We believe that every American community must jealously guard the freedom to publish and to circulate. unpopular. 2. We believe that publishers and librarians have a profound responsibility to give validity to that freedom to read by making it possible for the readers to choose freely from a variety of offerings. The people should have the freedom to read and consider a broader range of ideas than those that may be held by any single librarian or publisher or government or church.

4. as they have a responsibility to help them learn to think critically for themselves. and to impose its own concept of politics or morality upon other members of a democratic society. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression. Parents and teachers have a responsibility to prepare the young to meet the diversity of experiences in life to which they will be exposed. It is inevitable in the give and take of the democratic process that the political. 6. 5. to contest encroachments upon that freedom by individuals or groups seeking to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community at large. as guardians of the people's freedom to read. and values cannot be legislated.No art or literature can flourish if it is to be measured by the political views or private lives of its creators. By the exercise of this affirmative responsibility. To some. But no group has the right to take the law into its own hands. The ideal of labeling presupposes the existence of individuals or groups with wisdom to determine by authority what is good or bad for others. But Americans do not need others to do their thinking for them. and creative when the free flow of public information is not restricted by governmental prerogative or self-censorship. the moral. It is the responsibility of publishers and librarians. much of modern expression is shocking. or the aesthetic concepts of an individual or group will occasionally collide with those of another individual or group. free. whatever they may have to say. and by the government whenever it seeks to reduce or deny public access to public information. There is no place in our society for efforts to coerce the taste of others. It presupposes that individuals must be directed in making up their minds about the ideas they examine. No society of free people can flourish that draws up lists of writers to whom it will not listen. or to inhibit the efforts of writers to achieve artistic expression. It is not in the public interest to force a reader to accept the prejudgment of a label characterizing any expression or its author as subversive or dangerous. But is not much of life itself shocking? We cut off literature at the source if we prevent writers from dealing with the stuff of life. 7. democratic societies are more safe. In these matters values differ. and each group is free to determine what it will recommend to its freely associated members. the answer to a "bad" idea is a good one. Freedom is no freedom if it is accorded only to the accepted and the inoffensive. not to be discharged simply by preventing them from reading works for which they are not yet prepared. Further. they can demonstrate that the answer to a "bad" book is a good one. These are affirmative responsibilities. . to confine adults to the reading matter deemed suitable for adolescents. nor can machinery be devised that will suit the demands of one group without limiting the freedom of others. In a free society individuals are free to determine for themselves what they wish to read.

video. Freedom itself is a dangerous way of life. We state these propositions neither lightly nor as easy generalizations. video. Selection of a work does not constitute or imply agreement with or approval of the content. January 16.: Freedom to View Statement (American Library Association) The FREEDOM TO VIEW. Therefore these principles are affirmed: 1. which in 1970 consolidated with the American Educational Publishers Institute to become the Association of American Publishers. In a free society. To provide a diversity of viewpoints without the constraint of labeling or prejudging film. religious. To provide the broadest access to film. July 12. that ideas can be dangerous. Appendix F. We do so because we believe that it is possessed of enormous variety and usefulness. Liberty of circulation is essential to insure the constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression. revised January 28. and deserves of all Americans the fullest of their support. but it is ours.The freedom to read is of little consequence when the reader cannot obtain matter fit for that reader's purpose. and other audiovisual materials. The defense of the freedom to read requires of all publishers and librarians the utmost of their faculties. This statement was originally issued in May of 1953 by the Westchester Conference of the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council. Books are the major channel by which the intellectual inheritance is handed down. 3. We realize that the application of these propositions may mean the dissemination of ideas and manners of expression that are repugnant to many persons. but that the suppression of ideas is fatal to a democratic society. . and other audiovisual materials because they are a means for the communication of ideas. 2000. To provide film. June 30. or other audiovisual materials on the basis of the moral. along with the freedom to speak. and other audiovisual materials which represent a diversity of views and expression. video. but the positive provision of opportunity for the people to read the best that has been thought and said. 1991. there is no place for censorship of any medium of expression. Adopted June 25. 2. to hear. 2004. What is needed is not only the absence of restraint. video. To protect the confidentiality of all individuals and institutions using film. and the principal means of its testing and growth. We believe rather that what people read is deeply important. We here stake out a lofty claim for the value of the written word. worthy of cherishing and keeping free. 1972. by the ALA Council and the AAP Freedom to Read Committee. or political beliefs of the producer or filmmaker or on the basis of controversial content. is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. We do not state these propositions in the comfortable belief that what people read is unimportant. 1953. 4. and to read.

The development of library collections in support of an institution’s instruction and research programs should transcend the personal values of the selector.5. In the interests of research and learning. 1. 6. every encroachment upon the public's freedom to view. and should maximize access. it is essential that collections contain materials representing a variety of perspectives on subjects that may be considered controversial. To contest vigorously. This statement was updated and approved by the AFVA Board of Directors in . The general principles set forth in the Library Bill of Rights form an indispensable framework for building collections. by all lawful means. and policies that serve the entire academic community. thereby raising consciousness of the intellectual freedom context within which academic librarians work. The following principles should be reflected in all relevant library policy documents. 3. 1990 Appendix G: Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (American Library Association and Association of College and Research Libraries) A strong intellectual freedom perspective is critical to the development of academic library collections and services that dispassionately meet the education and research needs of a college or university community. 1989. The purpose of this statement is to outline how and where intellectual freedom principles fit into an academic library setting. services. Policies should be in place that maintain confidentiality of library borrowing records and of other information relating to personal use of library information and services. Content filtering devices and content-based restrictions are a contradiction of the academic library mission to further research and learning through exposure to the broadest possible range of ideas and information. 4. 5. This statement was originally drafted by the Freedom to View Committee of the American Film and Video Association (formerly the Educational Film Library Association) and was adopted by the AFVA Board of Directors in February 1979. Preservation and replacement efforts should ensure that balance in library materials is maintained and that controversial materials are not removed from the collections through theft. The privacy of library users is and must be inviolable. Endorsed by the ALA Council January 10. There should be alertness to efforts by special interest groups to bias a collection though systematic theft or mutilation. mutilation. Licensing agreements should be consistent with the Library Bill of Rights. Open and unfiltered access to the Internet should be conveniently available to the academic community in a college or university library. loss. . or normal wear and tear. Such restrictions are a fundamental violation of intellectual freedom in academic libraries. 2.

A service philosophy should be promoted that affords equal access to information for all in the academic community with no discrimination on the basis of race. sexual orientation. . Approved by ACRL Board of Directors: June 29. A procedure ensuring due process should be in place to deal with requests by those within and outside the academic community for removal or addition of library resources. exhibit spaces. exhibits. by the ALA Council.. 10. economic status.g. 1999 Adopted July 12. physical or learning disability. Library meeting rooms. Any restrictions made necessary because of limited availability of space should be based on need. gender. and other facilities should be available to the academic community regardless of research being pursued or subject being discussed. library services should be available without charge in order to encourage inquiry. Whenever possible. 2000. rather than on content of research or discussion. 8. 11.7. religious beliefs. or views. values. including the faculty senate or similar instrument of faculty governance. Freedom of information and of creative expression should be reflected in library exhibits and in all relevant library policy documents. It is recommended that this statement of principle be endorsed by appropriate institutional governing bodies. research carrels. or services. downloading to disc rather than printing) should be available when possible. a free or low-cost alternative (e. as reflected in library policy. 12. 9. Where charges are necessary. cultural or ethnic background.

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