COURSE OUTLINE                                                                                                 Spring Semester, 2020

 

Course Title: COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Course Code: LIS-307 (BS LIS 6th Semester, Regular & Self Support)

Credit Hours: 03

Instructor: Saira Hayat

Email: mhayat44@yahoo.com, sairaalvi.hayat13@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION

This course will cover methods of developing and managing library collections in academic, public, and special libraries. It will also include acquisition methods, online/offline tools of books selection, collection development policy, selection criteria, selector responsibilities, collection evaluation, and resource sharing.

OBJECTIVES

  • To introduce the collection development concept, selection of reading material and its related problems, collection evaluation and collection development policy.
  • To define and explain acquisition, storage, weeding and write-off policy and procedures.

READINGS

  • Gregory, V. L. (2019). Collection development and management for 21st-century library collections: an introduction: American Library Association.
  • Johnson, P. (2004). Fundamentals of collection development and management. Chicago: American Library Association. Link http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=C1210225644D894C9E7A149743B23EFE
  • Wilson, M. C., & Edelman, H. (1996). Collection development in an interdisciplinary context. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 22(3), 195-200.


CONTENTS

  1. Introduction to collection management and development
  2. Collection Development Policy
  3. Selection Process
  4. Selection Procedures and Problem
  5. Collection Evaluation and Acquisition work
  6. Resource Sharing
  7. Storage, weeding & Write off policy

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week

             Topics

1-2

  • Collection development: Introduction, Concept, Scope and Definitions of terms.  
  • Relationship between type of library and collection development, Process.                                                                                           

3

  • Collection development Policy: Introduction, purpose, need.
  • Contents, formulation, writing and adoption of collection development policy.

4

  • Selection sources: Introduction, theory, principles, criteria for judging materials.
  • Selection and the community of users, selection in different types of libraries, Subject areas that create selection problems and selection sources, online databases for books selection.

5

  • Collection evaluation & acquisition work: Introduction, selection procedure.
  • Who does the selection? , how the selection is done? Purchases, Gift/ donations, exchanges, out of prints materials and rental collections.

6

  • Selection procedures and problems:  Introduction, methods of collection evaluation.
  • Working in the acquisition department.

7

  • Resource Sharing: Forms and elements.
  • Problem with resource sharing and the role of networks in resource sharing.

8

  • Introduction to storage and weeding.
  • Problems in weeding, how is weeding done? Process of weeding, Storage of materials.

9

  • Write-off and rules.
  • Collection development and management Librarians’ skills, competences, responsibilities and duties.

10

Mid Term Exams

11-16

Presentations / Assignments

17

Final Term Exams

RESEARCH PROJECT

Presentation and written assignment are compulsory for all students.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The allocation of (100) marks are given below;

Sessional:                              20

Quizzes and tests:                 05

Presentation:                          05

Participation:                         05

Attendance/class behaviour:  05

Mid-term:                              30

Final exam:                           50

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. The class will be conducted in a lecture, discussion environment, where the class instructor will lead and students will be encouraged to participate and ask questions at the end of each lecture.
  2. Most of the class lectures will depend on articles and study guide material.
  3. The students will be asked and expect to present different written articles related to the subject.
  4.  No talking while the teacher is talking.
  5. Disrespect will not be tolerated. You will be kicked out of class.
  6. No instant messaging, use of social Apps in class or you will lose cell phone privileges.
  7. You must be on time for class. Being late will result in the documentation and after three times you will lose points off your grade. Plus, you will have to discuss/justify why you were late?
  8. Submit your assignments on time. No excuse will be accepted.
  9. Try to speak English as much as possible and improve your English writing skills as well.
  10. Mistakes using English are wonderful. 

Course Material