I. GUIDELINES FOR ACQUISITIONS
The mission of The Grace Doherty Library is to support the undergraduate curriculum of Centre College. With this in mind, the following guidelines, in order of priority, have been established for the acquisition of new library materials.
II. BOOK BUDGET ALLOCATION
Generally, the Director of the Library, with the help of the librarians, is responsible for the overall balance and quality of the library collection. Academic programs, generally, are responsible for selecting materials and resources appropriate for their program needs. This process requires consultation between the faculty and the liaison librarians.
Accordingly, the Committee on Instructional & Technology Resources adopts the following guidelines and procedures.
The annual library book budget shall be allocated in the following manner:
The Director of Library Services, in collaboration with the Committee on Instructional & Technology Resources, a committee comprised of faculty, staff, librarians, and student representatives, will allocate the book budget among the three academic divisions, according to the following formula, which gives equal weight to four factors.
These variables are applied to the statistical totals of each academic division. For each variable, the lowest number among the divisions is assigned a value of "1", and the totals for remaining divisions are weighted accordingly. The division's four weighted variables are then totaled. The three divisions' totals are then totaled to provide a number that represents 100%. Each division's total is then figured as a percentage of the grand total and the resulting number is the division's share of the total book budget.
Journalism, indices, abstracts, either in print or electronic, may be added or dropped from the collection during regular reviews by each division. Programs may request a new title or titles by following these guidelines:
IV. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Last updated July 17, 2014