IS 508 Collection Development

Examines issues affecting the development and management of collections for academic, public, special, and school libraries: collection development policies, collection assessment, the marketplace, publishing, legal issues, and budget allocation; document delivery; collaboration and cooperation.

Learning objectives

  • Students will build and evaluate a collection of materials on a topic within different constraints and scenarios
  • Students will be able to evaluate a collection development policy
  • Students will explain and apply deselection criteria and processes

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Spring 2020

    • IS508AO
      Mon, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Anne Barnhart
      CRN
      67500
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS508AO2
      Thu, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Jeanne Holba Puacz
      CRN
      67501
      Length
      16 weeks
  • Fall 2019

    • IS508AO2
      Mon, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Jeanne Holba Puacz
      CRN
      68977
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS508AO
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Anne Barnhart
      CRN
      68975
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
  • Summer 2019

    • IS508AO
      Wed, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Jeanne Holba Puacz
      CRN
      39560
      Length
      12 weeks
  • Spring 2019

    • IS508AO
      Wed, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Anne Barnhart
      CRN
      67500
      Length
      16 weeks
    • IS508AO2
      Mon, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Online
      Instructor
      Jeanne Holba Puacz
      CRN
      67501
      Length
      16 weeks

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).