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Education Collection Development Plan

College of Education (All Departments)
Library Liaison: Jenny Harris
Faculty Representative: Dr. Lisa Barron (Dept. of Educational Specialties); Dr. Benita Bruster (Dept. of Teaching and Learning)

Purpose and program description: The College of Education is dedicated to preparing students for professional careers as teachers at the pre-service and in-service levels as well as curriculum supervisors and administrators. It offers several undergraduate programs with emphasis placed on professional preparation and other support activities. Education is divided into major coordinating and instructional areas: Early Childhood, Interdisciplinary Studies (elementary), Secondary Education, and Special Education. Graduate areas include Educational Leadership.

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level B=research

Target Areas: Diversity, Curriculum Instruction, Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology, Literacy, Middle School, Special Education, Early Childhood Education

Focus Areas, 2018-19: Educational leadership; leadership books in general

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: C=1961 -present, with a few subjects collecting pre 1900 to present.

Dates of Publication: 2008 - present

Geographical Areas: United States; international for Ed.D program

Noted Publishers: Corwin; Sage; Teachers College Press; Routledge; Rowman & Littlefield; Jossey-Bass

Material Formats Collected: monographs, videos, journals

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

LC Subject Subdivisions:

  • Leadership (HD 28-70; HM1261)
  • Education (L7-991)
  • History of Education (LA5-2396)
  • Theory and practice of education (LB5-3640)
  • Special aspects of education (LC8-6691)
  • Individual institutions, U.S. (LD13-7501)
  • Individual institution (America, except U.S.), Canada; Mexico: Central America; West Indies: South America) (LE3-78)
  • Individual Institutions (Europe) LF20-5477
  • Individual Institutions (Asia) LG21-LG395
  • Individual Institutions (Africa; Australia; New Zealand; Pacific Islands (LG401-681)
  • College and School magazines and papers (LH1-9)

Other Considerations: N/A

Date Prepared: 1/2006; Last Updated: 1/2018