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Name: Cynthia Shirkey
Department: Collection Development
Title: Collection Development Librarian
Location: Joyner Library, Room 1302
Phone: (252) 737-2724
Email: shirkeyc@ecu.edu
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As a Collection Development Librarian I:

  • 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 collection


I work with the following departments and programs:


  • African and African American Studies

  • Art

  • Asian Studies

  • Classics

  • Communications
  • English

  • Ethnic Studies

  • Foreign Languages

  • Indigeneous Peoples of the Americas

  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Religious Studies
  • Women's Studies