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Social Work Collection Development Policy

Social Work (College of Behavioral and Health Sciences)
Librarian Liaison: Lori Buchanan
Faculty Representative: 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/latino 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

Reviews: 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: 08/2008; Last Updated: 12/2015