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Women's Studies Collection Development Policy

Department of Women's and Gender Studies (College of Arts & Letters)
Librarian Liaison: Elaine Berg
Faculty Representative: Dr. Jill Eichhorn

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose/ 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/majors or areas of specialization: 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: Pre1900-present

Dates of Publication: 2006-

Geographical Areas: Concentration in U=United States

Noted Publishers: ACRL Core lists; Sage; women make movies; Aunt Lute Books

Reviews: Books in Print; H-Net Reviews; Feminist Academic Press Column

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:

  • The Family. Marriage. Women (HQ1-2044)

Related Subject Areas: Sociology, History

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 01/2006; Last Updated: 08/2013