Carmichael Library Collection Development Policies
Purpose: Carmichael Library endeavors to support the mission of the University of Montevallo.
Responsibility for Collection Development: The Faculty Library Committee and the Library Director jointly determine the proportion of the library's budget allocated to departments. It is the joint responsibility of the teaching faculty and the library faculty to select materials for the collection. If a particular department is not active in book selection, it is the library's responsibility to ensure that that area of the curriculum is not neglected.
General Collection Statement: Selection will be based primarily on reviews in recognized sources, in professional journals, and in subject bibliographies, core lists, catalogs, and faculty and librarian recommendations. Scholarly materials that support the undergraduate and graduate curricular needs are given the highest priority in the selection process. Materials that will help create a well-rounded collection will be acquired.
Intellectual Freedom Issues: The library fully supports the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement and is committed to the free exchange of ideas. To meet the curricular needs of the university, materials will be purchased which reflect a wide variety of viewpoints and modes of expression.
Materials Generally not Collected