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Cindy Shirkey David Durant Dan L. Shouse
(252) 737-2724 (252) 328-2258 (252) 328-2270
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As Collection Development Librarians, we are charged to:
  • Provide outreach to faculty and graduate students
  • Promote the university's scholarly communication initiatives
  • Select print and electronic books
  • Review and adjust approval plan profiles for my subject areas
  • Assess the collection supporting my subjects
  • Make preservation, gift, and de-selection decisions
  • Recommend materials suitable for digitization
  • Recommend journal subscriptions and cancellations, online journal backfiles, microform materials, databases, datasets, and other resources
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues throughout Academic Library Services and the Laupus Health Sciences Library to build strong collections

As Interim Head of Collection Development, Cindy Shirkey is charged to:

  • Provide leadership for the development and management of the library's collections in all formats
  • Manage and strengthen the library's collaborative collection development program with academic departments and schools
  • Coordinate the library's subject liaisons' program
  • Direct collection assessment to inform data-driven materials budgeting and planning
  • Represent the library in statewide and regional buying consortia
  • Work with the Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communication to advance campus efforts relating to scholarly communication

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