JMU Libraries supports James Madison University’s School of Engineering with a collection that facilitates instruction and research. The Engineering collection is developed in accordance with the department’s evolving undergraduate program, which includes a B.S. in Engineering.
Acquisitions and collection management of Engineering materials also supports the library-wide mission of fostering environments that allow users to connect with ideas and information.
The JMU Libraries Engineering collection primarily falls under the Library of Congress class T – Technology. Selected works are also purchased from class N – Fine Arts to support the study of architecture and design.
Materials are considered based on their subject, relevance to the curriculum, authoritativeness, currency, and price. User requests and appropriateness for the entire collection are also key criteria for consideration.
The responsibility of acquiring and managing Engineering collections primarily resides with the liaison librarian, who works in cooperation with Engineering faculty within academic departments. Collection management activities are monitored and administered by JMU Libraries’ Collection Development Committee, with expenditures authorized by the Dean of Libraries.
Updated April 6, 2012 by Kelly Giles.
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