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Women and Gender Studies Collection Development Policy

Women and Gender Studies Program
Library Liaison: Elaine Berg
Faculty Representative: Dr. Jill Eichhorn

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: C=Study level

Purpose and program description: Library collection supports an interdisciplinary study of women's social and cultural history. The Library collection supports interdisciplinary research and study in the program, and offers materials to other disciplines for research on women.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered: 18-hour minor

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: primary documents, histories and cultural criticism to support concentrated study in two areas where new courses are being developed: women and film and gender and science. In addition the funds will be used to acquire films for a newly establish Feminist Film Series each semester.

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: All

Dates of Publication: Pre1900-present

Geographical Areas: Concentration in U=United States

Noted Publishers: SAGE Publishing; Women Make Movies; Aunt Lute; and ACRL Core List

Review Sources: Humanities and Social Sciences Online; and Litwomen

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

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

Other General Considerations: New programs in Spanish education specialty for M.A.Ed., new Spanish major, new minors in Greek, Latin, Classical Civilizations and languages.

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:

LC Subject Subdivisions: The Family. Marriage. Women (HQ1-2044)

Related Subject Areas: Sociology, History

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: N/A

Other Considerations: May consider retrospective purchases as needed

Date Prepared: 1/2006; Last Updated: 8/2013