Collection Development Policy

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Social Work

Social Work (College of Behavioral and Health Sciences)  
Librarian Liaison:  Sharon Johnson 
Faculty Representative Social Work:
Mary Fran Davis

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level:   D=Basic; desired level is C= Study

Purpose/program description:     Library collection  supports upper-division undergraduate program to prepare students for entry level professional practice and a graduate program.

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas: Social Work: Human Behavior in Micro/Macro social environment, Human Sexuality, law & social work, Research methods, addiction, black/lLatino families, Aging, social policy

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English  

Chronological Guidelines: 1960-present;  Pre1900-1960 (minimal historical) 

Dates of Publication: 2008-

Geographical Areas:  U=United States.

Noted Publishers:   NASW, Wiley/Blackwell; Sage


         Books & Authors:

         Book Review Digest:

Material Formats Collected: monographs  & videos

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

Other General Considerations:    

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:    

LC Subject Subdivisions:   

  • Sociology (HM1-1281)
  • Social History (HN1-995)
  • The Family. Marriage. Women (HQ1-2044)
  • Societies: Secret, Benevolent (HS1-3371)
  • Communities, Classes, Races (HT1-1595)
  • Social Pathology, Criminology. Social and Public Welfare (HV1-9960)
  • Socialism.  Communism. Anarchism (HX1-970)

Related Subject Areas:    Psychology, Health & Human Performance, Nursing, Political science

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:   

Other Considerations:


Date Prepared: 8/2008; Last Updated 12/2015